Mario Balotelli was at the center of racial abuse in Sunday afternoon’s Italian Serie A game between Brescia and Hellas Verona.
The Italian striker of Ghanaian descent was targeted by the ultra fans of Hellas Verona who chanted racial slur at him anytime he was in possession of the ball.
On the 54th minute Mario Balotelli got feed up with the abuse and kicked the ball at the fans who were abusing him.
— jojo256 (@YoloJojo83) November 3, 2019
He then walked off the pitch. His teammates and that of his opponents had to calm him down. The referee halted the game and made the stadium to call the fans to order before the game could continue.
Mario Balotelli kicks the ball away and walks off the pitch in response to racist chant from the crowd.
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With 6 minutes of play left, Mario Balotelli had another answer to the racist fans. This time round he scored a brilliant goal against their club.
Astonishing: 21 minutes after Racist Abuse from opposing Verona fans caused Mario Balotelli to walk off field in protest, he returns, scores this exclamation point of a goal. In truth, game better off if all 22 players walked off at first sign of Racism pic.twitter.com/Wjf6WB0Ubc
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) November 3, 2019