Balotelli furious after alleged racial abuse at Bastia

Melba UnderwoodJan 24, 2017

This followed on from a previous statement earlier Saturday, when the French league (LFP) said it would open an investigation after Balotelli had spoken out against Bastia fans he said made monkey noises at him. Or only in Bastia? "Football is an wonderful sport. those people like Bastia supporters make it terrible".

The post, which received more than 35,000 likes, ended with Balotelli describing in French the incident as a total disgrace.

Nice shared Balotelli's post on their official Twitter account.

Sportsmail contacted Bastia football club, the FFF and La Commission de Discipline for comment.

Ligue 1 said in a statement that it "deplored all of the incidents" that took place during Friday's match, where both teams drew 1-1.

"Yes, I can confirm it", he said. Balotelli wrote, referencing the LFP's disciplinary committee.

The incident reportedly took place at the Armand Cesari stadium in Corsica.

"Okay it's significant but coming from a player like that, given the match he made, it should be made small". A meeting marked by racist incidents: in fact, while he warmed up with his teammates of the GYM, cries of monkey were pronounced against Mario Balotelli. The player was subject to racial abuse by Roma fans when he was contracted to play with AC Milan in 2013.

Since joining Ligue 1's Nice from Liverpool last summer, the Italian has been firing on all cylinders and scored eight goals in 10 league appearances thus far.

Bastia was docked two points by the LFP in the 2007-08 season after its fans racially abused Burkina Faso forward Boubacar Kebe by holding up a banner during a second-division home game against Libourne.

Nice now trail league leaders Monaco by two points after 21 matches, their 1-1 draw was enough to leave them prematurely first but Monaco's 4-0 rout of FC Lorient on Sunday put them back top.

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