Amiens’ Ligue 1 game at Dijon was halted for five minutes at the request of visiting defender Prince Gouano after he was allegedly racially abused.
The man who allegedly abused former France Under-20 player Gouano was identified by Dijon and later arrested.
The incident happened in the 78th minute of the 0-0 draw. The match did continue and finish.
“We are in the 21st Century, what happened is unacceptable,” 25-year-old Gouano said.
“I wanted to make a point when I asked to stop play. We are all equal. OK, there are colours but we’re all human beings. The watchword for me is love, you have to love your close ones. I just want to send a message of love.”
The French league, LFP, condemned the alleged abuse and backed Gouano.