Balotelli booked for complaining about racist abuse to referee, Nice claim

Balotelli booked for complaining about racist abuse to referee, Nice claim

Mario Balotelli was booked after complaining to the referee about racist abuse from supporters in Saturday’s Three-2 defeat to Dijon, Good have alleged.

With Good main 2-1 within the second half, Balotelli grew to become the goal of jeers from the gang after seeing an audacious overhead kick try fly broad.

Unbelievable! Mario Balotelli will get booked for complaining about racist abuse…
What’s the referee enjoying at? pic.twitter.com/jAnmGEodgO— Aim (@objective) February 11, 2018

The 27-year-old complained to the referee about racist abuse coming from the house finish, however was proven a yellow card for his troubles – his eighth in Ligue 1 this season.

Good tweeted: “In the meantime, Mario Balotelli has picked up a yellow card, after… getting irritated with racist insults from the general public.”

The membership’s president Jean-Pierre Rivere lashed out at Ligue 1 refereeing within the aftermath of the incident and steered such selections have been accountable for his or her poor run in type.

“It is a scandal,” Rivere instructed the membership’s official web site. “It has been 4 consecutive video games that we’ve got the sensation of enjoying at 11 in opposition to 12.

“The variations of officiating from one match to the opposite are incomprehensible.”

Dijon goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet mentioned he spoke to Balotelli in regards to the incident, and steered a small handful of supporters might have been concerned.

“I instructed Mario I did not hear any racist chanting however he mentioned there have been some,” he instructed reporters. “Apparently two or three supporters provoked him.”

The house aspect’s Olivier Dall’Oglio identified that there isn’t any historical past of racism on the membership however reiterated that such chants are unacceptable.

“That’s the first time that you just hear about one thing like this on the Gaston-Gerard. We’ve a number of gamers of color and foreigners in our group, and we’re very comfortable to have them.

“There has by no means been an issue with racism right here. If these taunts existed, they’re fully out of order… I did not hear something.”

Saturday’s defeat was Good’s third in a row in Ligue 1 and leaves them eighth within the desk. They face Lokomotiv Moscow within the Europa League on Thursday earlier than returning to league responsibility with a recreation in opposition to Nantes.

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