Mario Balotelli is a fantastic striker, he shines at every appearance he makes for his club. This however, is usually marred by irate fans who make it a point of duty to throw racist chats his way at every opportunity they get.
Well, this Sunday wasn’t different, the fans were on hand to chat their usual racist slurs at him. This time around Balotelli wasn’t having any of it, he stopped the match and kicked the ball straight into the stands after which he proceed to walk off the pitch.
His team mates and the match official then hurried after him to plead that he remain on the pitch to finish the match.
It took some convincing, but he stayed on and resumed play.
True is, this has gone on for too long, Racial Abuse has because a standard in European football, especially in Italy and the Team, Serie A seem only to pay lip service to it. They need to step up and take definite and stringent measures to put a stop to this.
It’s unbelievable that in 2019, this kind of things still happen.