Brescia striker Mario Balotelli says those that deny that he was racially abused in Hellas Verona Sunday's Serie A match aren’t "actual males".
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The referee stopped the sport earlier than following the protocol and despatched an evidence to the group to resolve the issue.
Balotelli was persuaded by his teammates and Verona gamers to observe the sport. Former strikers Manchester Metropolis and Inter Milan scored a shocking late purpose within the 2-1 defeat of Brescia at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.
Verona head coach Ivan Juric and President Maurizio Setti stated after the match that they’d heard no abuse towards Balotelli. with the previous assertion: "I’m not afraid to say it: right now there was nothing, no racist booing."
Along with a video exhibiting his response to the abuse and his purpose on Instagram, Balotelli wrote: "Many due to all colleagues out and in of the sphere for the solidarity expressed and all of the messages obtained from the followers. " I’ve confirmed to be actual males, not those that deny the proof. "
Balotelli additionally launched a video taken by a fan of maltreatment, and the Italian nationwide participant wrote: "To the" folks "who made the ape sounds: disgrace on you, disgrace on you, disgrace on you, youngsters, wives , Dad and mom, family, buddies and acquaintances … too unhealthy. "
Verona chairman Maurizio Setti additionally denied listening to any racist abuse through the match.
"I verify we’ve got not heard something," Setti stated. "Verona followers are passionate however not racists.
"If there are instances of racism, we're the primary to sentence them, nevertheless it's flawed to generalize once we speak about racist chants and followers, possibly two or three folks out of 20,000 followers stated one thing.
"These two or three folks, in the event that they exist, we’re prepared to search out them and punish them, as a result of I strongly condemn each such incident." I met Balotelli and apologized when somebody stated one thing to him. "
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"data-reactid =" 33 "> The end result leaves Brescia within the relegation zone, asserting after the match that he dismissed head coach Eugenio Corini.