Originally written on Ghanasoccernet  |  Last updated 11/13/14

PALO ALTO, CA - JULY 19: Mario Balotelli #45 of Inter Milan looks on against Club America during the World Football Challenge at Stanford Stadium on July 19, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Boateng and Balotelli were racially abused on Sunday Italian giants Roma have been fined €50,000 by the Lega Calcio after a section of supporters racially abused AC Milan’s Ghanaian players Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mario Balotelli on Sunday. The Serie A match was suspended for two minutes shortly after half-time by referee Gianluca Rocchi, allowing the stadium announcer to order offenders to desist before play was allowed to resume. The procedure used by Rocchi was introduced in the wake of Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng’s decision to lead his team-mates from the pitch during a friendly game at Pro Patria in January, forcing the abandonment of the match and sparking fresh debate on the subject of racism in Italian football. Although it was not specified which three players are alleged to have been targeted by Roma fans, Milan striker Mario Balotelli was seen raising his finger to his lips in a bid to silence visiting fans. Roma captain Francesco Totti then approached the away...
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