That's a real shame, Robson. I hate to see a team go disappear like that (unless they were a Red Bull side, bastards)
It reminds me of the AP Luzenac story from just a few years ago, that I'm currently reading in The Blizzard (seriously, if you're a football fan, go subscribe)
For those unaware, AP Luzenac are a French football team from the Pyrenees town of Luzenac, population c.600
In 2013/14, the club finished 2nd in Le Championnat, securing promotion to Ligue 2 for what would've been the smallest club to ever be represented at that level. The joy was shortlived as the seemingly corrupt Direction Nationale de Contrôle et de Gestion (DNCG), the body set up to decide whether or not a club has their finances in order, decided that the club would not pass their tests, despite being bankrolled by a multi millionaire.
After a lengthy and drawn out appeal process, which Luzenac won, the FFF decided that the clubs stadium was not up to standard, which was definitely true, so the club negotiated a deal to use the Stade Ernest-Wallon on Toulouse, a 19.500 capacity rugby stadium, which had previously been used to host national team you football games. Once again, the FFF and DNCG said that this stadium was not acceptable and would not allow luzenac entry into Ligue 2, even after Ligue 1 side Toulouse offered to groundshare, which by this point had already kicked off.
Even with government intervention through the countries minister for sport, all hope was lost. To add insult to injury, Luzenac weren't even allowed to go back into the third tier, instead they were told that if they wanted to play, it would have to be CFA-2, the 5th tier of French football.
It should be noted that at the same time this was going on, Ligue 2 side Valenciennes were saved from liquidation and reinstated into Ligue 2 at the 11th hour, despite having only 10 players and playing no pre season games, whilst RC Lens also had their budget rejected, with the DNGC claiming there to be a £10m deficit. So what did Lens do? They simply reduced their budget by £10m and continued on, with their finances getting so bad that the club were put under a transfer embargo and subsuquently have been relegated, promoted and then relegated once again due to their financial problems.
The kicker in the RC Lens story? They didn't even have a stadium until 5 days after they were admitted into Ligue 1. Showing that it's one rule for the bigger clubs with history, another for the others.