When Mario Balotelli poked fun at Manchester United on Twitter during the team's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, the Liverpool striker would have expected some disgruntled replies.
What Balotelli received, though, was a torrent of vile abuse that was beyond comprehension.
''Go eat some bananas and get ebola,'' was one response. Another simply repeated the...
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LONDON (AP) Research by an anti-discrimination group shows that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been targeted by more than 4,000 racially abusive posts on social media this season.
A study by Kick It Out found that Balotelli received more than 8,000 discriminatory messages on social media between August and March, 52 percent of which were of a racist nature.
The Italy international...
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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is the most abused Premier League footballer on social media - and Chelsea are the most abused club.
That is according to research which shows for the first time the true extent of the number of abusive messages sent to players, clubs and fans on the Internet.
The statistics collated for anti-discrimination body Kick It Out show there was an estimated...
Sampdoria want Mario Balotelli – Liverpool should sell him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sampdoria are prepared to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in the summer, according to the Italian club’s president.
Balotelli was signed by Brendan Rodgers for £16m from AC Milan last summer, but the 24-year-old forward has turned out to be a massive disappointment for...
Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much for Liverpool or Italy recently but he remains a starter on the all-Instagram team.
Balotelli told his critics to “shut up” Tuesday in an a passionate video post on Instagram. Balotelli divides opinion like few others in the soccer world, and critics take shots, both fair and cheap, at him whenever they have the chance. There’s no telling...
Mario Balotelli picked a perfect time to score his first Premier League goal in ages.
Balotelli scored the game-winning goal for Liverpool in its 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday at Anfield. The goal was Balotelli’s first in the Premier League since he returned to England last summer. The Italian striker hadn’t scored in 12 league games before finally notching...
LONDON — Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday’s match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online.
The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the “aggravated breach” of its discrimination rules.