French League to Investigate Racist Chanting against Mario Balotelli


The French Leagues is to launch an investigation into allegations of racism made against the fans of Bastia.

In a statement they said they “deplored all of the incidents” that happened before and during Friday’s game.  The Nice team bus was pelted by stones as it arrived at the stadium before the match.

During the game, Nice’s Italian star Mario Batlotelli said Bastia fans made monkey sounds at him during the game.

The LFP is currently waiting for information from officials before it begins the investigation on Thursday.

Balotelli using Instagram and Twitter accused the French League of not acting swiftly enough on the abuse he heard while playing in the Armand Cesari stadium in Corsica.

Total Disgrace

He wrote, “Is it normal that Bastia supporters make monkey noise (and) ‘uh’ ‘uh’ for the whole game and no one of the ‘commissions discipline’ say nothing?

“So is racism legal in France? Or only in Bastia? Football is an amazing sport. Those people like Bastia supporters make it horrible!”

The 26 year old Italian concluded the post by writing in French,  “une vrai honte,” which translates to “total disgrace”.

His club Nice has given Balotelli its total support in a statement it said, “Nice, which already had stones thrown at its bus before the game, is outraged by what happened to its players on Friday night, and in particular to Mario Balotelli.”

Bastia did not immediately respond to an email sent by the Associated Press in regards to Balotelli’s claim.

Since joining Nice from English club Liverpool, he has scored eight goals in ten games.   Nice are currently challenging for the French title.

In his social media posts, Balotelli did not say whether he told officials of the chanting during match.  Canal Plus who commentated on the game did not make reference to it while broadcasting the match.

Bastia was docked two points ten years ago when their fans displayed a racist banner.

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