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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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The Serie A match between AC Milan and Roma was briefly suspended Sunday because of racist chanting directed at Italian forward Mario Balotelli by the visiting Roma fans.
Play was halted for approximately a minute-and-a-half in the second half at San Siro to allow Roma captain Francesco Totti to gesture to his team's fans to cease and desist.
There already had been incidents...
The Serie A match between AC Milan and Roma was briefly suspended Sunday because of racist chanting directed at Italy striker Mario Balotelli by the visiting Roma fans.
Play was halted for approximately a minute and a half in the second half at the San Siro to allow Roma captain Francesco Totti to gesticulate to his team's fans to cease and desist.
There had already been incidents...
Balotelli during yesterday’s match
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has vowed to step up the fight to conquer racism after disturbing scenes in Italy on Sunday night when some Ghanaian players were racially abused.
The Serie A match between AC Milan and Roma was suspended for two minutes after the half-time interval with several black Milan players, including striker Mario Balotelli...
Kevin Boateng and Mario Balotelli were racially abused by Roma fans
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has slammed the Italian FA over the tiny fine it imposed on Roma after their supporters racially abused Ghanaians Kevin Prince Boateng and Mario Balotelli over the weekend .
The Swiss administrator is shocked that the Italians just imposed a fine for such a serious offence insisting that...