Sunday, September 21, 2014

Balotelli aambiwa ale ndizi apate Ebola

Mario Balotelli received racial abuse in response to this tweet poking fun at Manchester United after their 5-3 defeat at Leicester City on Sunday afternoon

Police are investigating racist abuse targeted at Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli on Twitter.

In a statement Merseyside Police said: 'We can confirm officers are looking into offensive comments made on Twitter about Mario Balotelli earlier today.'

Asked if they were launching an investigation, a Merseyside Police spokesman said 'yes, we are', adding: 
 Balotelli was on the losing side on Saturday as Liverpool went down 3-1 to West Ham
'As far as I am aware there have been no complaints but we have been made aware of it by a number of press inquiries.' 

The abuse was triggered by Balotelli's reaction to Manchester United's shock defeat to Leicester. 

Balotelli, part of the Reds side which lost 3-1 at West Ham on Saturday, tweeted: 'Man Utd...LOL' in response to United's 5-3 loss at the King Power Stadium.

His tweet was met by a string of racist messages, including one from an account called @CraigSainsbury which read: 'F*** you Mario you f****** n*****. Got eat some bananas and get ebola you dirty monkey.'

Balotelli spoke about the abuse directed at him in an interview with GQ magazine in July
 Balotelli is shown a yellow card after a clash with West Ham goalkeeper Adrian during Saturday's match

'They aren't used to seeing people who are different, not white, who act not as rebels but normally,' he said.

'I think what the ignorant people don't like is that people who are different are allowed to act that way.

'These stupid people, they get angry with me, they say horrible things, but I haven't done anything different from other people.

'I have made mistakes, like everyone does, and I have always paid for my mistakes. I think that if I was white maybe some people would still find me irritating or annoying but it wouldn't be the same. Absolutely not.

'Jealousy is a horrible thing, but when this jealousy is towards people who are different from the majority, and who maybe also have more than you, then it becomes anger, it becomes rage, and that's the overt racism.'
Daily Mail

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