Inter Milan fined for Mario Balotelli racist chants

Inter fined for Balotelli chants
© PA Photos
Inter Milan are fined €15,000 (£12,900) for their supporters' racist chants about AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli during their Serie A game against Chievo on Saturday.

Inter Milan have been fined €15,000 (£12,900) by the Lega Serie A for their fans' racist chants about Mario Balotelli.

The chants occurred during the Nerazzurri's clash against Chievo at San Siro on Saturday that ended in a 3-1 victory for the home side.

Balotelli, who joined AC Milan from Manchester City last month, was on Inter's books between 2006 and 2010.

"A fine of €15,000 has been issued to Inter Milan for having supporters who, in the 41st minute of the first half and the 42nd minute of the second half, directed expressions of racial discrimination to the player of another club," reads a statement on Lega Serie A's official website.

Inter president Massimo Moratti was quick to condemn his club's supporters' behaviour.

"I was told about it because I couldn't make out clearly what they were saying," he said. "I'm very sorry about that.

"I'm very sorry and I really hope it doesn't happen during the derby [on February 24]."

Juventus have also fined €15,000 (£12,900) for their fans' abusive songs about their Napoli counterparts during their game against Fiorentina on Saturday.

Napoli too have been fined the same amount for their supporters shining a laser pen at referee Daniele Orsato during their 1-1 draw with Lazio in Rome.

Mario Balotelli
Read Next:
Moratti: 'Balotelli is a gamble'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Napoli20163144133151
2Juventus20162249153450
3Inter Milan20126235152042
4Lazio19124348242440
5Roma19123430141639
6Sampdoria199373629730
7Atalanta BCAtalanta208663126530
8Fiorentina207762921828
9AC Milan208482527-228
10Torino2061042827128
11Udinese199193327628
12Bologna2073102330-724
13AC Chievo VeronaChievo205782032-1222
14Genoa205691622-621
15SassuoloSassuolo2063111330-1721
16CagliariCagliari2062121831-1320
17SPALSPAL2036112138-1715
18Crotone2043131338-2515
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona2034131841-2313
20BeneventoBenevento2021171343-307
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account