Two-match ban for Ciccolini
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bastia's Francois Ciccolini got a two-match ban for his racist comment.Bastia coach Francois Ciccolini has been handed just a two-match ban for aiming a racist comment towards Paris Saint Germain's Lorik Cana.
Ciccolini had been repentant after the incident, with Bastia considering relieving the coach of his duties with the club.
However, the French FA took into consideration the fact that the player had accepted Ciccolini's personal apology and were lenient.
"We took sanctions, but it is not the most serious case of the century," said disciplinary committee chairman Jacques Riolacci.
It now seems likely that Ciccolini will be allowed to continue as Bastia coach, and try to steer the troubled club clear of relegation.