French side Nice have condemned a section of their own supporters for a chant mocking the late Emiliano Sala.
Nice lost the French Cup final 1-0 to Nantes on Saturday and the chant was heard as Nice faced Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Wednesday night.
Nice said it condemned the chant “in the strongest possible sense”.
“The club does not recognise its values or those of the entire red-and-black family in this unthinkable and abject provocation by a minority of its supporters,” read a statement.
“Nice sends its support to the family and friends of Emiliano Sala.”After the match Nice coach Christophe Galtier added: “I have no words to describe what we heard. We hear many things in a football stadium. But that – where do insults of a dead footballer come from? If that’s our society, we’re in trouble.”