F*****g French referees! Balotelli's astonishing rant at ref

Ligue 1 By: Linus Onyeze | 07/05/2018

Balotelli: I would have less problems if i was white

Mario Balotelli appears to have played his final game for French club Nice, after he went on an astonishing rant, which could now see him face a ban.

The Italian was caught using expletives in a rant about French referees.

Audio of his complaint could be heard just off-camera as he vented his frustration in the wake of being booked for a clash with Bouna Sarr during Nice's 2-1 loss to Marseille on Sunday.

Suggesting that he is being singled out by Ligue 1 officials, Balotelli said (in English): “Every time, fucking French referees, every time.”

The former Liverpool striker has seen 13 yellow cards and one red during the course of this season.

The incident is of course similar to one in 2015, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was caught on camera referring to France as a 'shit country'.

The implication here is that Balotelli - who is expected to move on in the summer transfer window - could face the same fate, although Nice have only two matches left to play.