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Why is it always you, Mario? Balotelli to be investigated for racist Instagram post

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli is to be investigated by the Football Association (FA) for a potentially racist and anti-Semitic social media post, British media reported yesterday (Dec 1). 

The Italian later deleted the post from his Instagram page.

 

 

“We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by the player, we will be speaking to the player about the issue.”  -  Liverpool spokesman told the BBC.

 

He has, however, come out on his Twitter account to defend himself. 

 

 

 

 

Former FA executive Simon Johnson, who is chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council, said the 24-year-old should be punished.

“We abhor all forms of racism, wherever it is found,” he told The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“We call upon the FA to investigate this offensive social media post and to take action if appropriate if we are to succeed in kicking racism out of football.”

Sources: Reuters, Twitter

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