Balotelli booked after complaining about racial abuse

Balotelli booked after complaining about racial abuse

11 Feb 2018, 14:06

Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was shown a yellow card for complaining to the referee about alleged racist chants.

This happened during Nice’s 3-2 defeat at Dijon. After a missed chance in the 72nd minute, the crowd seemed unhappy with Balotelli and their reaction was a racist chant. He spoke to the referee about it but was cautioned himself, surprisingly.

Nice's official Twitter account's post about it, read: "During the break, Mario Balotelli was shown a yellow, after... being annoyed for racist abuse from the public."

Who disagrees?

Dijon goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet insists he was not aware of any chanting. He explained: “I told Mario that I had not heard racist chanting but he replied to me that there were some. Two or three supporters apparently provoked him.”

Dijon manager Olivier Dall'Oglio was equally as shocked, adding: “That is the first time that you hear about something like this at the Gaston-Gerard. We have a lot of players of colour and foreigners in our team, and we are very happy to have them.

Who then, is telling the truth?

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