Inter fined for racist chants

Feb 27, 2013, 09:30 IST | AFP

Inter Milan have been fined and warned about their supporters' future conduct after racist chanting was heard during the derby with city rivals AC Milan, the Italian top flight said yesterday

Serie A said Inter would have to pay 50,000 for its fans’ repeated “expressions of racial discrimination to a player of the opposing team” and the unfurling of insulting banners, despite warnings by stadium officials. 

Mario Balotelli

Some Inter fans were seen waving inflatable bananas during the game while monkey noises were also heard, although they were drowned out by whistles.

It was not clear whether the gestures and chanting were directed at Mario Balotelli.

Meanwhile, Balotelli was hit with a 10,000-euro fine for making an “insulting gesture” towards fans at the end of the contest.

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