French Disciplinary Committee Is Unrelenting for Saint-Étienne After Bizarre Riots

The French Disciplinary Committee has handed out a hefty sentence to Saint-Étienne for the field storming after the clubs relegation. The French record champion has to start the season with three points less and will finish his first four home games without supporters.
When Saint-Étienne relegated, because AJ Auxerre was too strong in the playoffs, things went completely wrong: hundreds of Saint-Étienne fans rushed onto the field at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Fireworks were thrown and the players had to rush towards the catacombs to avoid the danger. Now the French Disciplinary Committee has decided what punishment Saint-Étienne will receive for this.
The number sixteen of the last Ligue 1 season starts with -3 points to the new season, instead of zero. A new point penalty is also lurking: Saint-Étienne has also received a suspended sentence. If this becomes unconditional, the club will receive another three points in deduction.
Saint-Étienne will therefore have to do without its supporters during his start in Ligue 2. Realizing a quick promotion therefore becomes a challenge for the illustrious club.