Bastia punished over Balotelli racist abuse

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The LFP's disciplinary commission has handed the Ligue 1 side a suspended one-point penalty over the abuse of Nice's Italy international striker

Bastia have been sanctioned over the racist abuse of Nice forward Mario Balotelli in a Ligue 1 fixture last month.

The French Professional Football League's (LFP) disciplinary commission handed Bastia a suspended one-point penalty after Balotelli was targeted by the Corsican club's fans during the 1-1 draw at the Stade Armand-Cesari on January 20.

Balotelli furious after Bastia abuse

Bastia have also been ordered to close their East Stand for the next three home matches.

After the away clash, Balotelli claimed a section of the home supporters directed money noises at him, labelling the experience as "horrible", while Nice team-mate Wylan Cyprien said the Bastia supporters insulted the Italy international's mother.

Balotelli, meanwhile, has been banned for one game after he was sent off in Nice's 1-0 win against Lorient last week.

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