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SC Bastia manager François Ciccolini reveals that Mario Balotelli insulted his mother

Astonishing footage emerged over the weekend that showed SC Bastia manager François Ciccolini verbally abusing OGC Nice striker Mario Balotelli in the tunnel following a Ligue 1 match between the two sides last Friday.

Ciccolini spoke to RMC tonight to explain his actions:

“If he had insulted me, I would have said nothing. But you cannot insult my mother, who is 80 and did not do the job that Mr Balotelli was talking about. I am an educator. I lost my head, that is true. But my mother is 80 and she is not far from dying… That is why I got annoyed.”


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