Lyon striker Milan Baros will face a disciplinary inquiry about his “go away, you stink” gestures to Rennes defender Stephane M’Bia with during a Ligue 1 match.

Was it racist or just obnoxious on a personal level?

My friend Gael said that if you make reference to an existing racist or discriminating stereotype, such as “all grubbers (fictional race or country inhabitants) stink” then this should be considered racism or discrimination. I agree with Gael (don’t tell him though), and find that this gesture is as much a reference to stinking as any words you could use.