Brescia striker Mario Balotelli almost walked out of the Italian Serie A game at Hellas Verona after he was subjected to racist abuse by the home fans.
The former Liverpool striker was the target of the Hellas Verona fans and he almost walked out of the game in the 50th minute if not for the timely intervention of his teammates.
Mario Balotelli stayed on for the entire duration of the game as he also scored in the 84th minute to silence the home crowd.
His goal was a mere consolation for visitors Brescia as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat to Hellas Verona.
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In his post-match press conference after the game, Hellas Verona manager Ivan Juric disputed the racist claims from Italian international Mario Balotelli.
According to him, the Hellas Verona fans didn’t racially abuse the former AC Milan, Inter Milan and Manchester City striker.
Mario Balotelli is back at hometown club Brescia after leaving the French league in the summer.
The Italian striker joined newly-promoted side Brescia on a free transfer this summer after his short-term deal with French Ligue 1 giants Marseille.
He spent six months at Marseille whom he joined during the winter transfer window earlier this year.