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Football: Inter fined for fans' racist chants about AC Milan striker Balotelli

Published on Feb 12, 2013 10:19 PM
 
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli looks on during the Serie A football match against Cagliari at the Is Arenas stadium on Feb 10, 2013. Inter Milan have been fined 15,000 euros (S$25,000) after fans chanted racist slogans about their former striker. -- PHOTO: AFP

ROME (REUTERS) - Inter Milan have been fined 15,000 euros (S$25,000) after fans chanted racist slogans about their former striker Mario Balotelli during an Italian Serie A football match on Sunday.

Balotelli, who joined bitter rivals AC Milan from Manchester City last month, was the target of abuse by Inter fans during their 3-1 home win over Chievo Verona.

The Serie A said in a statement that Inter had been fined because their fans "directed insulting chants and expressions of racial discrimination towards the player of another team".

Balotelli, who joined Inter in 2007 before moving to City in 2010, had upset Inter fans during his time at the club by wearing an AC Milan shirt on a television programme.

 
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