Following Manchester United’s woeful 5-3 loss to Leicester City over the weekend, Mario Balotelli took to Twitter for some harmless chit-chat.
Man utd … LOL
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) September 21, 2014
Naturally it didn’t please to many United fans, but who cares? It’s a bit of healthy banter that is apart of every sport.
One account on Twitter took it very personally and fired back with some malicious and disgusting racism.
Craig Sainsbury should be locked up, racist and writing tweets about beating up his wife!! pic.twitter.com/DhIBM976OU
— Shania (@ShaniaCLFC_) September 21, 2014
This is a pathetic and cowardly act.
Unfortunately this isn’t the first time Mario has been racially abused. He was a victim during a World-Cup training camp in May, several times throughout his time at Internazionale, and while at Milan.
The Twitter account was a fake and has since been deleted.
The Merseyside Police were notified by the football equality organisation – who tackle racism and discrimination – called Kick It Out.
We can confirm officers are looking into offensive comments made on Twitter about Mario Balotelli earlier today
— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) September 21, 2014
Lets hope they catch those responsible and punish them appropriately.
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