Watch: Ex-Milan striker Balotelli threatens to storm off pitch after ‘suffering racist abuse’

By Oliver Fisher -

Former AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli walked off the pitch during Brescia’s game away at Hellas Verona after allegedly suffering racist abuse.

Franck Kessie received a hostile reception from Verona fans back in August, with the general consensus being that it was racial abuse.

Verona hit back at those claims instead asking for ‘respect’ in a statement on their official Twitter account, claiming that the noises being made were boos and not ‘monkey chants’, and the Sporting Judge did not even mention any incident regarding Verona’s fans during the game against Milan.

However, Balotelli was also the subject of alleged racist abuse and took matters into his own hands by kicking a ball into the crowd and almost storming off the field.

He was eventually convinced by team-mates to continue with the game as the referee stopped proceedings in order for a message to be read out over the PA system.

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