Striker’s defence will include examples of times he’s suffered from racial abuse himself…
Mario Balotelli will give evidence to the FA after they announced that they are investigating an Instagram post from last week which some claimed was racist, reports the Guardian.
Our forward foolishly posted an image of Super Mario which included the terms “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew,” which caused an internet uproar.
Balotelli has since apologised, and most agree that his error was stupid rather than malicious – but the FA could still hit the forward with a ban.
He has until 6pm today to supply evidence to the FA, and it’s expected that he will include examples of the racial abuse he regularly suffered in Italy in his defence.
It’s likely though that Balotelli will be charged with improper conduct, meaning his spell on the sidelines because of a hamstring injury could be elongated by a subsequent ban.