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Mario Balotelli was racially abused
Mario Balotelli managed to keep his composure in the Milan derby after being subjected to insults and reported racial taunts by fans of his former club.
Internazionale supporters waved inflated bananas and whistled at the former Manchester City striker during the derby at San Siro on Sunday.
The Milan forward, who was born in Italy but is of Ghanaian descent, responded by holding a finger to his mouth midway through the second half.
Playing against Inter for the first time since transferring from Manchester City to Milan last month, Balotelli missed a number of presentable chances, most notably when his header was spectacularly saved by the Inter goalkeeper, Samir Handanovic.
Balotelli played for Inter from 2006-10, helping the club to a treble in his final season with the team before moving to Manchester City. He already has four goals for Milan.
“Balotelli did very well not to react to the provocations, I’m just sorry he wasn’t able to score,” s...
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Inter Milan has been fined $79,800 after a section of fans directed racist chants and banners toward AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.
Also, Balotelli has been fined $13,300 by the Italian league for making a vulgar gesture at Inter Milan fans while walking off the field after the 1-1 match on Sunday.
Inter supporters waved inflated bananas and whistled at Balotelli, who is a native...
Mario Balotelli has kept his composure in the Milan derby after being subjected to insults and racial taunts by fans of his former club.
Inter supporters waved inflated bananas and whistled at Balotelli on Sunday. The AC Milan forward, who is of Ghanian descent, responded by holding a finger to his mouth midway through the second half, signaling for the fans to shut up.
Inter Milan have been fined 50,000 euros ($65,000) after a section of fans racially abused AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli during Sunday night's Milan derby , the Lega Serie A have confirmed.
The Lega took action after the 22-year-old was subjected to "racially discriminatory chants'' by a section of Nerazzurri fans at the San Siro, while several supporters were...
Mario Balotelli of AC Milan was subjected to racial taunts by fans of his former club Sunday, but he kept his composure and held a finger to his mouth to signal for quiet.
Inter supporters waved inflated bananas and whistled at Balotelli, who is of Ghanian descent. He was facing Inter for the first time since transferring from Manchester City to Milan last month.
He gestured to...
Mario Balotelli victim of racial abuse yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRacism in football reared its ugly head once again, and this time on the occasion of one of the world’s most watched games, the Derby della Madonnina.
Mario Balotelli has been racial abused by Inter Milan fans
In Sunday’s derby at the San Siro, Inter Milan fans were involved in the deplorable...
AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli has been fined ?10,000 ($13,300) by the Italian league for making a vulgar gesture at Inter Milan fans while walking off the pitch after Sunday's derby.
Meanwhile, Inter was fined ?50,000 ($66,500) for racist chants and insulting banners held aloft by its fans directed at Balotelli, who is of Ghanaian descent.
Milan was also fined ?10,000 (...
All grown up: Muntari claims Balo is a different man now
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has grown up during his time in England, according to his Ghanaian team-mate Sulley Muntari.
The former Manchester City striker, whose biological parents are from Ghana, appeared to put his finger to his lips to silence Inter fans who waived inflatable bananas during the Milan derby.
AC Milan ace Sulley Muntari has revealed that Mario Balotelli has grown up since their days together at Inter.
“Balotelli has changed a lot over these years,” the Ghanaian international stated after the 1-1 derby draw.
“He’s more mature and you could see that on Sunday despite the pressure he was under and the difficulty of the moment.
“It’s just a shame...
International soccer star Mario Balotelli isn’t a stranger when it comes to controversy, but what he experienced this weekend is something no athlete deserves.
According to The Guardian, Balotelli was the target of racial abuse during the Milan derby. In the report fans were said to have chanted racist remarks throughout the game and sections of fans waved inflatable bananas...
The Ghanaian has hailed teammate “Super Mario”… Milan ace Sulley Muntari has revealed that Mario Balotelli has grown up since their days together at Inter. “Balotelli has changed a lot over these years,” the Ghanaian international stated after the 1-1 derby draw. He’s more mature and you could see that on Sunday despite the pressure he was under [...]
AC Milan could not deliver club president Silvio Berlusconi a general election boost as substitute Ezequiel Schelotto salvaged a draw for Inter Milan this evening.
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By Ameenu Shardow
Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng are expected to turn on the style again for AC Milan in Sunday’s derby against Inter.
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