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Balotelli Instagram storm: FA asks striker to explain controversial post

first_img Mario Balotelli 1 Mario Balotelli will be asked by the Football Association to explain a social media post which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.The Italian reposted an image from the computer game ‘Super Mario’ on his Instagram page which included the comment “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew”.The Liverpool striker quickly deleted the posting on Monday night and issued an apology, claiming he was attempting to be “anti-racist with humour” but the 24-year-old is now facing the prospect of a misconduct charge.An investigation has begun and part of that involves the FA asking the player for an explanation.Balotelli has until 6pm on Friday to provide a response.last_img

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