– Mario Balotelli almost left the pitch in fury after becoming the latest victim of racism in Italian league
– The 28-year-old was subjected to racist chants in Brescia vs Hellas Verona game forcing the match to stop momentarily
– It took the timely intervention of the match officials and players to end what could have been a big mess
The wild inferno of racism in Italian football seems to be getting out of hand after Brescia striker Mario Balotelli becoming the latest victim.
The former Liverpool star was in action for Brescia against Hellas Verona on Sunday, November 3, when a section of the fans subjected him to racist slurs.
The 28-year-old Italian was prompted to stage a field protest, forcing the game to an abrupt halt in the 50th minute.
He would later be captured on camera kicking the ball into the crowd at the large capacity Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi.
The incident could have boomeranged had the referee not stopped the game after an announcement was made through public tannoy system.
To make the matters worse, Brescia fell to a defeat, though not without Balotelli scoring a consolation goal to shut up the fans.