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 act of waving inflatable bananas at their ex-striker Mario Balotelli, reports the Gazzetta dello Sport. Balotelli was clearly affected by such barracking, and responded by pressing his finger to his lips in an apparent gesture to tell Inter fans to shut up. Also, he was seen spitting in the general direction of the Inter Milan fans.
If the charges of racist gestures or use of racist language by Inter fans are proven, the club might be subjected to a fine of at least € 15,000. Quite the paltry fine for an incident of such magnitude one must say, also judging by precedents fines hardly act as a deterrent in the ...