Nice - Angry Nice striker Mario Balotelli accused Bastia fans of racially abusing him throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw in Corsica.
"Yesterday the result against Bastia was right... We will do more
work to try to get our objective. The referee was good too," Balotelli
wrote on his Instagram account, alongside the image of a black square.
"But I have a question for French people. Is it normal that Bastia
supporters make monkey noise and 'uh uh' for the whole game and no one
of the 'discipline commission' say anything?
"So is racism legal in France? Or only in Bastia? Football is an
amazing sport... those people like Bastia supporters make it horrible! A
real shame," he added.
The French league's disciplinary committee said it would look into the incidents at the Stade Armand-Cesari.
"From Thursday, the disciplinary committee will open a file of the
match incidents based on the supplementary reports from officials and
information provided by the clubs," the LFP said in a statement.
The league "deplores all the incidents that occurred during the game
between Bastia and Nice", with the bus of visiting Nice - the league
leaders - pelted with stones ahead of the clash between the two bitter
Italian international Balotelli, who was born in Palermo as the son
of Ghanaian immigrants before he was adopted, has suffered racist abuse
several times during his career in both Italy and England.
In April 2015, British anti-discrimination body Kick It Out claimed
Balotelli, then playing for Liverpool, had received more than 4 000
racist messages via social media during the 2014/15 season.
The 26-year-old was himself banned for one match and fined £25 000 in December 2014 after being found guilty of
breaching English Football Association rules by posting a controversial
image of Super Mario on Instagram.
He was charged by the FA over an image he reposted on the social
media site that contained the words "jumps like a black man and grabs
coins like a jew" underneath a picture of the Nintendo games console