A furious Mario Balotelli asked fans if racism was "legal in France" after the Nice striker accused Bastia supporters of abusing him during his team's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw on Friday, prompting a French League investigation. "Yesterday the result against Bastia was right... we will work more and try to get our objective.. the referee was good too 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 "commissions discipline" say nothing?," Balotelli, on loan from Liverpool this season, wrote. "So is racism LEGAL in France?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) The Bundesliga says it will be ready to use video review next season. FIFA’s rules making panel, known as IFAB, is working with leagues to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VARs) ahead of likely approval for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA wants video review only for potential “clear errors” in four situations: Goals being scored, penalties being awarded, players being sent off, and cases of mistaken identity. IFAB should decide early next year on using VARs at the World Cup. Germany’s top league kicks off next season in August. A Bundesliga statement says it opted for a system “where all VARs will be assembled at a single location on the day of play,” as the NBA
Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) - Ghana defender Abdul Rahman Baba has left the team's Africa Cup of Nations base in Port-Gentil and faces a potentially lengthy absence after suffering a serious-looking knee injury against Uganda on Tuesday. The 22-year-old left-back was forced off in the first half of the Black Stars' opening Group D game in Port-Gentil, which they won 1-0 thanks to an Andre Ayew penalty.