Paris Saint-Germain got their Ligue 1 title defence off to a winning start on Friday night as they beat Bastia 1-0.
However, the main talking point from the match came in the 68th minute after PSG’s Lucas Moura was struck by an object thrown from the crowd.
The Brazilian was preparing to take a corner when he appeared to be hit in the back by a large white stick. Lucas fell to the ground clutching his head while a scuffle broke out amongst the Bastia supporters.
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While it’s obviously unacceptable for objects to be thrown at players during the match, Lucas’ reaction was very dramatic and brought back memories of Rivaldo’s terrible acting skills.
Lucas’ compatriot was hit in the legs by a ball during the 2002 World Cup and went down clutching his face, getting his opponent sent off in the process.
While Lucas wasn’t quite so dramatic, he did appear to make a bit of a meal of it.
After the match, Lucas took to Twitter to slam the Bastia fans for their behaviour.
He wrote: "Lamentable, unacceptable what happened today in Bastia and it gets worse every year," Lucas tweeted.
"This gesture cannot go unnoticed and without punishment. That is not football."
However, many fans took to Twitter to question Lucas for his reaction:
Bastia’s general secretary Antoine Agostini criticised the actions of the club’s fans, although suggested that Lucas was faking that he had been hit in the head.
"The intention to do that [hit Lucas] exists, and we as a club will do what it takes to ensure the matter is responsibly handled," Agostini said.
"But his head wasn't touched. It's not a question of opinion, but absolute proof."
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