Balotelli praised for reacting to racist Italy fans’ banner
January 18, 2020
LATEST STORIES The slogan “My captain is of Italian blood” in Italian was draped on a pitch-side wall during Italy’s 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday in Switzerland.Balotelli scored the opening goal with a powerful shot in his first national-team game since the 2014 World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOn his Instagram account, Balotelli posted an image of the banner, adding his own message: “We are in 2018 guys. Wake up!”Fare, which stood for “Football Against Racism in Europe,” is now a global organization. It has long worked with UEFA, and will help FIFA monitor discrimination at World Cup games in Russia. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial PH teams compete in 9th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Italy’s Mario Balotelli looks on prior to the start of the friendly soccer match between Saudi Arabia and Italy, at Kybunpark Stadium, in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Monday, May 28, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/ Keystone via AP)ST. GALLEN, Switzerland — Mario Balotelli has been praised by anti-racism campaigners for highlighting an offensive banner displayed by fans at his comeback game for Italy.Anti-discrimination group Fare wrote on Twitter: “Well done to Mario Balotelli. standing up to racism in Italian football once again.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.