Brescia’s Mario Balotelli has been called “arrogant” by the membership’s ultras community as it defended Verona followers after some racially abused the Italian.
The striker, 29, kicked the ball into the gang and threatened to walk off the pitch after being abused in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Verona.
“We’re going to also impartial peaceable no longer comprise any doubts Balotelli is to all intents Italian – even a Bresciano,” read a inform from Brescia ultras.
“However the conceitedness that he repeatedly gives off is unjustifiable.”
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On Tuesday, Serie A’s disciplinary commission ordered the closure of Verona’s Poltrone Est stand for one game, as punishment.
That came after the membership banned Luca Castellini, the high of their ultras fan community, for 11 years for declaring the ex-Manchester City and Liverpool striker can “by no formula be utterly Italian”.
The inform from Brescia ultras added: “The internal most declarations of one of many leaders of the Verona Curva can not account for the witch-hunt sparked by the media and institutions in yet another strive to criminalise and end the general ultras world.
“This does not imply that obvious chants are legitimate or acceptable, but nor are all Verona followers racists and the Verona Curva some kind of KKK [Klu Klux Klan] coven.
“Entire fanbases can’t be regarded as as racist, but racism does exist and or no longer it’s for all time feeble to create mass alarm in public opinion. This unconventional language is feeble an increasing kind of by public and political figures, but pointless to dispute nobody would have confidence banning them attributable to some code of ethics.”