Friday, December 5, 2014

Balotelli charged by FA

Balotelli charged by FA

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for a recent image he put on Social Media

Balotelli apologised for the image which could be deemed as anti-semitic, although claimed his mother was Jewish so it couldn’t be deemed offensive.

The FA charged Balotelli, even after the Italian got in contact with the association and he could receive a ban.

The likes of Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Rio Ferdinand have recently been given bans following comments on Twitter.

A statement read: “Mario Balotelli has been charged by The FA in relation to a recent posting on social media.

“It is alleged the Liverpool player breached FA Rule E3[1] in that his posting was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.

“It is further alleged that this is an ‘aggravated breach’ as defined by FA Rule E3[2] as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief.

“The player has until 6pm on 15 December 2014 to respond to the charge.”

Balotelli has struggled since joining Liverpool in the summer and has scored just two goals, none of which in the Premier League.

Rickie Lambert has lead the line for Liverpool in recent weeks, with Balotelli suffering from a thigh injury.

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