Mario Balotelli: Brescia striker angry at racist abuse from ‘small-minded’ fans


Brescia’s Mario Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch after receiving racist abuse during their away game against Hellas Verona

Brescia striker Mario Balotelli has criticised the “small-minded” fans who shouted racist abuse at him on Sunday.

Balotelli, 29, kicked the ball into the crowd and threatened to walk off the pitch following abuse during Brescia’s 2-1 away loss against Hellas Verona.

“This has nothing to do with football,” said the Italian, who played for Manchester City and Liverpool.

“You are getting into social and historical situations that are bigger than you, you small-minded people.”

Balotelli posted a message on Instagram