Mario Balotelli and Kevin Prince Boateng
AS Roma and Inter Milan have been fined €50 000 after fans chanted racist abuse on the final day of Serie A on Sunday, hours before Fiorentina supporters heckled AC Milan’s black striker Mario Balotelli.
The three racism incidents have underlined Italy’s serious problem with discrimination in soccer, which shows no sign of being eradicated...
The south stand of Roma's Stadio Olimpico will be closed to supporters for one Serie A game after several fans ignored warnings against racially abusing AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.
The capital club were fined 50,000 euros (?42,250) last week after a section of fans directed racist abuse at several black Milan players - including Balotelli - in a goalless draw at San Siro...
AC Milan star Mario Balotell joined Twitter last week, and unless you are fluent in Italian, you won’t be able to understand a solid portion of his tweets. That being said, you still get gems like these where he reveals the fact that he has a pet pig. Having a pet pig seems like a pretty logical thing for Balotelli, especially given his history for theatrics.
[The Big Lead]
Balotelli is delighted to have left England
Controversial Italian striker of Ghanaian descent Mario Balotelli has insisted he is happy to have put his time in England behind him.
Italian striker created numerous headlines during his tempestuous two-and-a-half years at Manchester City but claims he was given a raw deal.
Balotelli, who is now at AC Milan, says that his love of women...
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has insisted he is happy to have put his time at Manchester City behind him.
The Italian created numerous headlines during his tempestuous two-and-a-half years in England, but claims he was given a raw deal.
Balotelli, who returned to his homeland in January, says that his love of women and fast cars is just "normal".
He told CNN: "...
Mario Balotelli and AC Milan strike partner Stephan El Shaarawy headline Italy's squad for upcoming matches against San Marino and the Czech Republic, while Antonio Cassano remained left out.
The Azzurri will host San Marino in a friendly in Bologna on May 31 then visit the Czechs in Prague on June 7 for a World Cup qualifier.
In Group B of European qualifying, Italy holds...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli now says he will leave the pitch if he hears racist chanting and claims he almost walked off against Roma .
The San Siro game on Sunday was temporarily suspended because of racist abuse directed towards Balotelli and other black players by Roma fans.
"I always said that if it (racism) happened in the stadium I will just do like 'nobody...
Boateng and Balotelli
Mario Balotelli will walk off the pitch the next time he suffers racial abuse from the crowd, the AC Milan and Italy forward said.
Balotelli, who was born Ghanaian parents, said he had come close to abandoning Sunday’s Serie A match after being insulted by visiting Roma fans at the San Siro.
Balotelli has been at the centre of another racism storm in Italy...
Sulley Muntari stole a referee’s card to book Mario Balotelli for shirt-removing celebration.
AC Milan picked up three points on Sunday with a 1-0 win over Torino, which left the Rossoneri third in Serie A and with a four point advantage over Fiorentina.
Mario Balotelli was Milan’s matchwinner with a close range volley late in the second half, and after releasing the tension...
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As I’ve said before, Mario Balotelli welcomes controversy and the spotlight into his life unlike the typical professional athlete. He’s a 22-year-old who possesses the maturity of someone 10 years younger, but with all that said, he plays like a man when he’s focused on the soccer field.
According to a story courtesy 101 Great Goals, the AC Milan forward said that if Spanish...