International Friendly

AC Milan forward Mario Balotelli gestures to Roma supporters after being subjected to racist chants on May 12. Photo: EPA

Those who ignore racism are bad sports

Picture this. As the visiting team's national anthem is played, a small but vocal minority of the home crowd expresses its discriminatory sentiments with whistling and hostile chanting. During the match, the home fans continually jeer the opposition players, visiting supporters and officials. It gets worse when the home team are defeated and the fans intensify their racial abuse by pelting opposition players and supporters with whatever objects they have at hand.

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