Inter fined for racist chants

Inter Milan have been fined 15,000 euros (£12,900) by the Lega Serie A after racist chants were directed at AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli during a league match against Chievo.

Last Updated: 12/02/13 at 12:25 Post Comment

Mario Balotelli: Subject of racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters

Mario Balotelli: Subject of racist abuse by Inter Milan supporters

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Former Inter striker Balotelli, who has scored three goals in two games since joining Milan in January, found himself the target of a section of Nerazzurri fans who sang racist chants about him as their side beat the Flying Donkeys 3-1 on Sunday night.

Inter president Massimo Moratti was quick to condemn the behaviour and Lega authorities duly decided to punish the San Siro outfit, with Juventus and Napoli also receiving fines for the actions of several supporters.

A statement published on cdn.legaseriea.it read: "A fine of 15,000 has been issued to Inter Milan for having supporters who, in the 41st minute of the first half and the 42nd minute of the second half, directed expressions of racial discrimination to the player of another club."

The Lega also confirmed issuing a fine of 15,000 euros to league leaders Juventus, whose fans were heard singing territorial songs about the fans of fierce rivals Napoli during a 2-0 victory over Fiorentina on Saturday night.

Napoli, meanwhile, were handed a 15,000 euro fine after individuals in the away end were adjudged to have shone a laser pen at referee Daniele Orsato during a 1-1 draw with Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.

After being made aware of the chanting directed at Balotelli, Inter president Moratti outlined his hope there would not be a repeat during the Milan derby on February 24.

"I was told about it because I couldn't make out clearly what they were saying. I'm very sorry about that," Moratti told inter.it.

"I'm very sorry and I really hope it doesn't happen during the derby."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Stuart Pearce sacked as Nottingham Forest manager

Stuart Pearce has been sacked as manager of Nottingham Forest, the club confirmed on Sunday evening.

Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches before the deadline

Tottenham will allow Emmanuel Adebayor and either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches to leave on loan before the deadline.

Premier League: Swansea manager Garry Monk hails tactics in win at Southampton

Swansea boss Garry Monk says the gameplan worked perfectly in the 1-0 win at Southampton on Sunday.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company