Mario Balotelli was sent off during Nice's 1-0 win away at Lorient for insulting the referee in English, match official Tony Chapron has claimed.
The dismissal, Balotelli's third of the season, came in the 68th minute with Nice already in front through Wylan Cyprien's 15th-minute strike.
"He insulted me in English," Chapron is reported as saying postmatch. "I won't say more but it was something classical."
Meanwhile, Nice coach Lucien Favre opted against criticising Balotelli's actions, but did...