Nice striker Mario Balotelli says he was the victim of racist abuse during Friday’s Ligue 1 match at Bastia.
The always controversial Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, has published a photo on his personal Twitter account accompanied by text which asks the question as to whether racism is allowed in France, given that he was abused by a section of Bastia supporters whilst playing for Nice.
The following message was posted on both the player’s Instagram and Twitter account.
“Yesterday the result against Bastia was right… we will work more and try to get our objective.. the referee was good too, but I have a question for French people..” wrote Balotelli on Instagram and Twitter.
” 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?”
Yesterday the result against Bastia was right.. we will work more and try to get our objective.. the referee was good too👍🏾 but I have a question for French people.. Is it normal that Bastia supporters make monkey noise end “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 ! VERGOGNA DAVVERO. UNE VRAIE HONTE .
Balotelli has scored 10 goals in 15 games for Nice since joining on a free transfer from Liverpool in August, two years after a £16m move to Anfield.