Marseille's Taiwo faces inquiry for anti-PSG chant

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Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Updated Sunday, Apr 24 at 9:31 AM

PARIS (AP) — Marseille defender Taye Taiwo is facing a possible suspension for an expletive-laced chant following his team's 1-0 victory over Montpellier in the League Cup final.

Taiwo, who scored Marseille's winner in Saturday's match, issued an apology on Sunday.

After the game, the Nigerian international took a microphone and joined fans in an expletive-laced chant aimed at archrival Paris Saint-Germain.

The French league said on Sunday it will submit Taiwo's case to the football federation's National Ethics Council.

Taiwo has been a key element in Didier Deschamps' team this season and a ban would hamper the club's chances of repeating the domestic double it achieved last season when it won the league title and the League Cup.

Taiwo, who is strongly tipped to join AC Milan at the end of the season, apologized for his behaviour.

"All my teammates told me it wasn't appropriate and that they felt bad about it," Taiwo told Marseille's website. "I feel bad about it now as well. We had just won, we were singing and I was euphoric, it was a party. I want to apologize once again."

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