Sunday, December 1, 2013
No Racism In Play
Both AC Milan and Catania have played down a incident that allegedly saw Mario Balotelli racially abused in Sunday's match. Balotelli was substituted in the 83rd minute of the game against Catania at the Stadio Angelo Massimino shortly after AC Milan went 3-1 up. Balotelli, who scored Milan's second goal with an amazing free-kick, was clearly bothered after having multiple run-ins with Nicolas Spolli, Catania's defender.
Reports in the Italian media have claimed the former Inter Milan and Manchester City man was subject to a racial slur from the Argentine Spolli, but Milan coach Massimiliano was unaware of any such incident. Cantania Manager feels there must be a misunderstanding saying that Spolli would not engage in that sort of abuse.
AC Milan came from behind to end their five game winless streak at the Serie A bottom club, with goals coming from captain Riccardo Montolivo, Balotelli and former Real Madrid star Kaka overturning Lucas Castro's early opener for the hosts.