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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 ...
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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has commissioned a life-size statue of himself to stand at his home in Brescia, Italy, reports Yahoo! Sports. The bronze statue will capture his goal celebration from the 2-1 over Germany in the semifinals of Euro 2012.
Mario Balotelli may be Mario Balotelli’s biggest fan, which is why it is no surprise to hear that he has commissioned a statue of himself to be built in his hometown of Brescia, Italy. But not just any statue — one of Balotelli striking his signature flexing pose after scoring a goal.
“I received the commission, but have never actually met Balotelli, so I am working from photographs...
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.
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...
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...
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 (...
Mario Balotelli to honour himself with life-size statue - originally posted on Soccerlens.comMario Balotelli’s time in England was dotted with moments that generated a lot of hilarity among Premier League followers.
If the striker was not setting fire to his house or making a mess of undoing his training bib, he was found entertaining himself with an iPad while sitting in the reserve...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
Mario wants to be like Mike.
In the latest bit of madness from the famously eccentric AC Milan striker, Mario Balotelli has reportedly commissioned a life-size statue of himself from a local sculptor.
According to a report in the Giornale di Brescia , sculptor Livio Scarpella says he has been retained by Balotelli to fashion a statue that in his words, "immortalizes [Mario...
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.
The former prime minister of Italy is standing for re-election to that post, with the ballot boxes closing tomorrow afternoon, and Stephan El Shaarawy would have cheered him with a slick first-half opener...
It is possibly the greatest crosstown derby in the World. Although the Derby della Mole (Turin derby–Juve v Torino), the Derby della Lanterna (Genoa-Samp) and the Derby della Cupolone (Roma-Lazio) will argue against this. But the Milan derby arguably draws the most crowd outside of Italy. The duel contested by the two Milanese clubs INTER and AC Milan is upon us yet again four...