UEFA to probe Balotelli's claims

Jun 13, 2012, 08:23 IST | AFP

UEFA yesterday said that it was investigating claims Italy striker Mario Balotelli was racially abused during the country's Euro 2012 Group C match against European champions Spain

“Following the provision of new independent information today (Tuesday) regarding the two cases of alleged racist chanting in the Spain-Italy and Russia-Czech Republic matches, UEFA is now conducting further investigations,” it said in a statement.

UEFA has already said it was investigating claims from a racism monitoring group that the Czech Republic’s Theodor Gebre Selassie was targetted by Russian fans during their opening Group A match on Friday. Balotelli has said that he would walk off the pitch if he were racially abused. 

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