Inter Milan fans racially taunt Mario Balotelli

Last updated 12:36 25/02/2013
Mario Balotelli
Getty Images
TARGETED: Mario Balotelli suffered racial abuse from fans of rival club Inter Milan.

Relevant offers


Melbourne City romp to win over Perth as new dad Aaron is Mooy-nifique Sydney FC request action over referee after heated 0-0 draw with Wellington Phoenix Refugees, ethnic communities and police battle it out on the football field Football Ferns focused on attack as road to Rio Olympics begins in Brazil Waitakere City sack ASB Premiership coaching duo after poor start Manny Muscat shows the sort of attitude that will take Wellington Phoenix places Waitakere United coach Brian Shelley resigns after 'disappointing' performance Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet holds on to ball for 22 seconds in epic blunder Canterbury United not taking Auckland City lightly Major League Soccer is tougher than Premier League - Didier Drogba

Mario Balotelli of AC Milan was subjected to racial taunts by fans of his former club, but he kept his composure and held a finger to his mouth to signal for quiet.

Inter supporters waved inflated bananas and whistled at Balotelli, who is of Ghanian descent. He was facing Inter for the first time since transferring from Manchester City to Milan last month.

He gestured to the fans in the second half of a game that ended 1-1.

Balotelli had three scoring chances, notably a header in which goalkeeper Samir Handanovic made a spectacular save.

"Balotelli did very well not to react to the provocations, I'm just sorry he wasn't able to score," Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri said. "He had a great first half. Let's not forget that he's 22 years old and he was playing against his former squad. It's to be expected that he felt pressure for this match."

Balotelli played for Inter from 2006-10, helping the club to three titles in his final season with the team. He already has four goals for Milan.

The derby ended 1-1.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content