Found June 27, 2012 on Soccer News:
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Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport has apologised for printing a cartoon that depicted Mario Balotelli as King Kong. The paper...
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Paper apologizes for Balotelli illustration

Italian newspaper Gazzetta issued a formal apology for an illustration that depicts soccer star Mario Balotelli as King Kong.

De Rossi stands up for Balotelli

Italy midfielder Daniele de Rossi has backed controversial team-mate Mario Balotelli - even though coach Cesare Prandelli admits he has no idea what goes on in the striker's head. Balotelli took a nerveless penalty in Sunday's Euro 2012 shoot-out win over England on Sunday. Prior to that, he had failed to take a succession of chances, after enlivening the pre-match press...

Italian newspaper shows Mario Balotelli as King Kong atop Big Ben

Prior to Italy's Euro 2012 match with England, an Italian newspaper published a picture of Italy star Mario Balotelli— who is black— as King Kong swatting soccer balls while clutching the top of Big Ben. There was concern by players competing in Euro 2012 that racism could be a problem with fans in Ukraine and Poland.  I bet Balotelli didn't expect the racial insensitivity...

Crop circle bearing likeness of Mario Balotelli appears in farmer’s field, scientists not baffled

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Mario Balotelli In New Race Row After Gazzetta Dello Sport Depicts Him As King Kong In Cartoon

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Euro 2012: Match Report- Italy vs Germany

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Italian Press Hail Super Mario

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Balotelli brace stuns Germany and sends Italy through to Euro 2012 final

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Italian paper apologises over cartoon

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport have issued an apology after they published a cartoon depicting Mario Balotelli as King Kong. The Manchester City forward featured in the cartoon on the top of Big Ben, swatting away footballs after Italy's win over England on Sunday at the European Championship. A statement from Gazzetta read: "Some of our readers have protested...

Italy beats Euro favorite Germany

Mario Balotelli wrote a new chapter in what is a growing legend tonight, scoring two sumptuous goals to lead Italy past Germany 2-1 and into the finals of the European Championships . The game was neither as close as the final scoreline suggests - nor, for a half, as far apart as many will assume from watching the highlights. Tonight saw a sleek, fast Italy press Germany all over...

Balotelli eyes Golden Boot

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Prandelli dreams of 'magical evening' vs. Germany

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