Ligue 1: Mario Balotelli gets yellow for complaining against racist chants

first_imgMario Balotelli was the victim of racist abuse during a 3-2 defeat at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday, said OGC Nice.”Mario Balotelli got a yellow card… after being annoyed by racist insults from the crowd,” Nice said on their official Twitter account.WATCHThe alleged incident happened in the second half as Balotelli was talking to referee Baptiste Reynet, pointing his fingers at the crowd. Mario Balotelli got a yellow card. (Photo: @ogcnice)”I told Mario that I hadn’t heard racist insults but he told me that he had,” Reynet told French sports daily L’Equipe on Sunday.”It would have come from two or three spectators.”Dijon coach Olivier Dall’Oglio told L’Equipe: “It is the first time we’re hearing this at Gaston Gerard (stadium). There have never been racism problems here.”If it happened, it is totally inappropriate. But I didn’t hear anything.”NEYMAR HELPS PSG EXTEND LIGUE 1 LEADParis St Germain were made to wait as Neymar struck in the second half to earn a 1-0 win at Toulouse on Saturday that extended the Ligue 1 leaders’ advantage to 12 points.The Brazil forward struck in the 68th minute to put PSG on 65 points from 25 games with arch-rivals and second-placed AS Monaco on 53 after Stevan Jovetic inspired them to a 4-0 win at Angers.Olympique de Marseille are third on 52 after a 2-2 draw at St Etienne on Friday.Toulouse, who are 15th on 26 points and only one point above safety, held firm in the first half thanks to a spirited performance by keeper Alban Lafont.advertisement(With inputs from Reuters)last_img