Manchester United F.C. Tweet By Mario Balotelli Triggers Racist Abuse

Manchester United F.C. was lightly mocked by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli as the former suffered a shock defeat to Leicester City. In response to Balotelli's tweet, fans showered him with racist comments. The local police are said to be looking into the matter.

updated: September 22, 2014 12:41 IST
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Mario Balotelli received racist abuse...again.


Mario Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United F.C.'s shock defeat by Leicester City sparked a flurry of invective on social media.

Police later confirmed they were looking into the abuse that had come the Liverpool striker's way, with a Merseyside Police statement saying: "We can confirm officers are looking into offensive comments made on Twitter about Mario Balotelli earlier today (Sunday)."

Asked if they were investigating formally, a force spokesman replied "yes, we are", adding: "As far as I am aware there have been no complaints but we have been made aware of it by a number of press enquiries."

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