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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Mario Balotelli charged by English FA over 'racist' instagram post

Is what he posted (left) racist though? English FA seem to think so. Liver Pool striker striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for posting an image of the Nintendo character, Super Mario on instagram and writing "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew”
Just a few hours after Balotelli posted it on December 1, many people said they found it offensive and accused him of Racism and Antisemitism. 
Balotelli deleted the image after it caused a lot of controversy, denied the accusations of racism and then issued an apology on Facebook to people who found the pic offensive...

Despite the public apology, the FA still charged him.
Ballotelli submitted his observation of the post to the FA committee yesterday Dec. 5th, stating he had no intention of being racial with the photo and that he has also been a victim of racial attacks before. He was subsequently charged under rule E3, which cites as “aggravating factors” references to ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality, faith, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
The FA in its charge said “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.”

150 comments:

Atobatele said...

The guy has said his mind and I love him for that. Black too dey suffer from these whites.

chinnydera said...

Dat does not sound racist to me.

elovi said...

Tor na una sabi dat 1 ooo

Unknown said...

Mr trouble maker.....the mafia himself.

kenbravo said...

finally!see video – nhlanhla and sheillah having sex in bbahotshots.must see..

Alloy Chikezie said...

Balotelli is always very controversial, the most controversial player I have ever seen and he is always in the news for the wrong reasons.


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elovi said...

Anti racist or racist na onli u waka come?

Unknown said...

They just want to charge him...i dont see anytin racist abt is post

Unknown said...

But he apologized naa! Hian! Didn't see anytin. Wrong there oh

Unknown said...

If hunger don d catch english FA anytin wey u do na offense

Bishop Dammy said...

Balotelli always jumping from one problem to another instead of thinking of how to hit form and start scoring good goals for his Ac milan. It is well. James 1:26. BishopDammy#

andrewfaith57@gmail.com said...

There is nothing racist abt dat post, oyinbo wit there wahala

Unknown said...

beter

Unknown said...

Na Dem Sabi jawe

APPLELIPX said...

Lol
Maybe he wasnt tryna be what he is accused of sha.... I think he was only tryna be funny

Buh u c how d whites work??? Just a pic he posted and he has to b punished for it.... if it were a white person who had don dis, I would be considered humor n nothin more
So who is being d racist now

The Perfect Bitch said...

Nothing wey no go be ptoblem.always looking for wahala when there is none.they should free B,he was only trying to be funny.

MADEMOISELLE said...

Wonders shall never seize, ,how is this pic offensive?? People just have problems in this world sha,,, if they could they would even complain about u taking in too much oxygen smh..

Bishop Dammy said...

Oh he's now in liverpool! Cool anyways he should start learning how to bridle his tongue. James 3:1-12. BishopDammy#

Neks said...

>>>> Everywhere Mario goes he brings drama and its ruining his career gradually. <<<<<

Nonny said...

Racist issues will neva end, anyway he already apologized.

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Bcos na balotelli post am why people no go see fault inside am.... Fuck FA....
*GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

VICKY DARL said...

Yeeeiiihhh I made it to the second round pls guys go like my pic again @iam_kcee 's page️ and tag friends if u can too thanks.

ary said...

White people are just too sensitive, that is not racist in anyway! If it is racist, then saying Igbos are money grubbing is a racist remark too! People should learn to laugh at themselves, that's what Mario tried to do.

Unknown said...

Linda,its a racist comment.He intentionally did it.Its antisemitic.he insulted the Jews and Mexicans.He deleted the first post which reads'am an Italian plumber looking like Mexican and picking coins like the Jews'.He deleted the first msg from his IG page and started to defend himself.He is in for a heavy charge by the English FA.

Peejay said...

Awon were! I love the picture jor!

Anonymous said...

Aiit



Amakadarlyn@yahoo.com

FOLARIN• said...

I really do not understand the racism in that picture

Can someone please explain to me?
Thanks!

Anna(lopsygurl@yahoo.co.uk) said...

Hmmmm! Aunty Linda don upgrade her blog.

Unknown said...

Rubbish

Unknown said...

Rubbish

APPLE said...

But he has apologized ke?

Unknown said...

see..i actually loved dt post...pple n der personal mentality...it wasnt worth d sanctionin

Unknown said...

see..i actually loved dt post...pple n der personal mentality...it wasnt worth d sanctionin

Unknown said...

Rubbish

Unknown said...

Rubbish

Chikaka said...

You typed "Is what he posted (left) racist though?" Are you that dim that you didn't understand his apologetic tweet? It was said in jest but it's offensive.

This is the Western world and not like in Nigeria where people keep on saying Igbo people like money, Yoruba people are dirty and they get away with it. Who doesn't like money? I know loads of filthy people who aren't Yoruba.

BTW, the FA has dug a hole for themselves. After banning Rio Ferdinand for three games for responding to a follower's tweet by typing his Mum is a sket (promiscuous woman) they have to continue towing the line. The precedence started long before Terry, Suarez et al. They won't stop now.

Dave Whelan and Mackay are next.

Anonymous said...

Nonsense! They shuld leave him alone and face the problem at hand! Fucking racist white retards

linda ikeji's boo said...

he is always in trouble.either in the trouble of kicks or words.he looks troublesome himself.

GREG_GPEL said...

They re just looking for a way to kill d poor boy's career.

Unknown said...

Na u sabi Balottelli

Unknown said...

Diz guy won't stay out of trouble for juzt 2months.

Blog It With Olivia said...

Racism still existing? Tot our papa Mandela eradicated the ish huh?


#she'sOlive

Unknown said...

Truth be told brother... Obumnemeudeze@gmail.com

Unknown said...

How does grabbing a coin like jew a prejudice against the jews or discrimination against them? These FA should let this guy be , or haven't they suffered him enough? Rubbish all jews should go and grab a seat at the back joh. YEAH I SAID IT. REPORTING LIVE FROM PORT NOVIA>

Unknown said...

How does grabbing a coin like jew a prejudice against the jews or discrimination against them? These FA should let this guy be , or haven't they suffered him enough? Rubbish all jews should go and grab a seat at the back joh. YEAH I SAID IT. REPORTING LIVE FROM PORT NOVIA>

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Chukydyk said...

I dont see anytin wrong with ds post ooo...com ds FA is taking ds tin personal..and afta dat he even apologised..unlike Mario

GREG_GPEL said...

They re just looking for a way to kill d poor boy's career.

Anonymous said...

better behave yourself,otherwise your garrison is under threat. olagokearemu@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Mad people reading meaning from nothing. Every week we see/hear racist chant from fans

14_Inches_Long said...

This is not racist na... Those people dey mad nii?

Unknown said...

Jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew... there's nothing like "aggravating factors" here

Anonymous said...

Linda, c'mmon, tune down the rate at which you use though though though. Even here in the US where I'm sure you picked it from, you hardly see such rampant usage.

AQO said...

I love d meme though.

Jesus is Lord.

Unknown said...

That post was just something funny and not racist meaner

Anonymous said...

It was funny until he brought the jews in. Jews don't play and any slight or jest you labeled anti-semite. They rule the world. Sports, Hollywood, finance, media, etc.

They ruined Mel Gibson b/c of the Passion of the Christ movie. They termed the depiction of jews in the movie as anti-semitic.

Kofoworola Thompson said...

lool..well I find it funny sha..deres nothing
abusive abi insultive hia..maybe improper to some folks without sense of humor...

Unknown said...

Doesn't look racist to me...m

*Mr Doubles Photography*

Anonymous said...

owk oooo

Unknown said...

Super Mario #charo

Unknown said...

Na dem sabi

Niger Del said...

fuck English FA. Always trying all way possible to victimize blacks. Fuck all Whites. I sight u misbehaving in my area, i strike you. just like i strike every offensive muslim in my hood.

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

they are referring to the stereotype that jews are money hungry

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

destinysweet said...

Make dem free dis guy joor....


--------#AUNTYLINDAgoddaughter#

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Ada Anambra said...

What nonsense. I don't sEe anything in this. White people can't just stop, d reverse is even d case here

Unknown said...

Una dooo

One and Only Ada David Omobabalanu says so

Anonymous said...

Make all dis FA leave my guy jhor...Ψ£țȋñ happen gan...†ђξ guy Ȋ̝̊̅§ having a hard time fixing into liverpool squad...una wan still add una own Ω̴̨̩̩̩̥α wa oº°˚˚°º...seuncole28@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

free world

knowurway.com said...

Ok bt I like what he say

MamaWhat??? said...

This guy is off the hook. He's just a nuisance and needs to chill.##WE THE SOCRATES##

Unknown said...

Lolz.

James said...

It's because it's Balotelli. English media and the farcical FA always look for someone new to target. That picture has been circulating for years and he spoke about every race. Why are they only focusing on what he said about Jews?

Unknown said...

Liverpool bege ooo

Unknown said...

Doesn't sound racist to me,i actually like the post

Anonymous said...

Funny though....ologunifemidolapo@yahoo.com

shannaro said...

"Is what he posted (left) racist though?" are u serious

Ayo Goyang Dumang said...

Very good :D

Mazino Oyolo Kigho said...

Can Balotelli ever change? Always from one controversy to another.

Unknown said...

That one concern them.

Unknown said...

Criously? @ Linda.
Jumps lik a black man?
Highest level of racism.
"PazBay."

Bold Kid said...

Question is, if twas an English player who posted that would he hv bnn charged?? This is not racists na...sigh

vicky fabulous said...

Racist ke??

Unknown said...

I said it....... These whites are grade A dummies........ How's That racism? (•͡.̮ •͡ )

Unknown said...

I dont understand what those comments mean..?

snowflix said...

Nawa o... he didn't mean to discriminate anyone, he only used a cartoon to make the whole thing funny. Well I hope the FA will understand later and forgive him #onelovefromSnow#

Unknown said...

I see the humour in his post but then its more of an attack on the jews. Purely anti semantic.

NICK

yemisi Z10 said...

Good for him.yemisi Z10 says so

Anonymous said...

There is nothing racist here now... He did nt bit people like suarez, neither did he chokehold any peep like american white cops

Unknown said...

He probably didn't mean it dat way naw...pple sef...ma God will see you through maruf...

WeasleyIfy said...

Are you kidding me??? Do these bloody Brits have a lick of sense. So who is the so called "racial" slur targeted at? I don't seem to know who should take offence, the Jews? or The Blacks? (mind you Balotelli is black)

Anonymous said...

Obvious he wasn't out to be racist. Unfortunately, the line is very thing and people are easily much aggrieved about things. Sorry him.
@ least he wasn't throwing stones this time around.

Anonymous said...

This people no well,they are the racist.if they dont find the joke in there,they are the racist,looking for a black man to get down...just like they frustrated OJ Simpson

janetstephen77@yahoo.com said...

To think dat am even laughing over d characters of d post. Infact I was seeing itt like one of Akpos,s stuff. Not knwing say oyubo people don go far wit d issue. Nawaa o

Anonymous said...

Price u pay for being a celebrity or being famous..balotelli u nor be private person u shuld knw beta

Anonymous said...

He's black, his name's Mario and his parent's white plus jew. Shheeesh...there u hve it.

Anonymous said...

He sat on the wrong toadstool. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Old stories

kismet kiddies ENTZ said...

Hmmmmm his not a fuckn racist, is a straight men

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kismet kiddies ENTZ said...

Hmmmmm his not a fuckn racist, is a straight men

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Unknown said...

Abeg. Dem dey mad,wetin he talk.dem no get job.

Unknown said...

very bad..he took that as a job and turned to another thing...


#GodblessNigeria

Zombie huntress said...

Ok

Kingsley Lotanna Ezeonyido said...

Please, let someone clear me oo.
How's that offensive?

Get to the background and find for yourself :"the people pushing this racism trash are the racist"

They hate blacks, forgetting that black is phenomenal. It's no crime to be black.
Am proudly #MADEOFBLACK.. Hehehe.

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Unknown said...

This is bullcrap.. these English people will never let this guy be.

Unknown said...

nawao this racism stuff na mataooo

Obasanjo Slaps Fayose Back

Unknown said...

Buh i find jotting wrong with this picture..its totally anti racial

bbm 7F098C19 said...

still yet, Marion is a racist. no African connection but we play Mario a lot. Engr Emy

Anonymous said...

This harmless cartoon doesn't compare with the treatment he gets on the pitch. He should lawyer up because white people are implicating him in behavior they're best known for. They're loving this ludicrous attempt at flipping the script.

Unknown said...

On the other hand, wich race is d racist comment aimed at, if it's a racist vomment

Unknown said...

Always him,typical of balo

Unknown said...

There's nothing wrong with his post abeg..

koshey said...

People are so damn mean...dis is obviously anti-racist image,he is a black man so they should just cut the crap and stop making up issues to bring about racism

Unknown said...

Linda,your blog is now very slow and consuming more data,it usually use 60-70kb to open it,but now it uses 220kb...have mercy on we using mobile..those adverts are heavy on our phone

abass said...

AC Milan, lol

Juleslouis said...

I don't see anything racist about what he said. I think he just meant we should accomodate and work with each other irrespective of our race or religion. And he has even apologised. What's the fuss still about?

Talk2Henry said...

Stories that touch

Talk2Henry said...

Stories that touch

Anonymous said...

Personally I see absolutely nothing wrong with it & still can't understand why they are making a big deal of it. A footballers can't have a bit of humour in their lives??? Kini big deal?!

Anonymous said...

Get the hell off ur highhorse u hypocrite! It was simply a joke, na everybody sabi judge others, give the guy a break abeg.

Unknown said...

Where da FUCK is freedom of speech, i see not-in racist in the goddamn post. Prolly peeps still hatin at him.

Anonymous said...

Shut it abeg! Ur own bishop na here e end as na u holy pass! Blog bishop, very soon u go dey ask for offering here. Bridle koorrr... Go and do somn more useful with ur life instead of giving unsolicited advice here. U obviously have a lot of time on ur hands commenting on every post. Who ordained u sef? Are u a self-professed bishop or its just a nickname? Whr is ur church abeg or na internet e finish???

Anonymous said...

Dear bishop Dammy, today you have proven that u read your bible very very well as in u don't even have time for TV.. My dear he plays for Liverpool not Ac Milan

Anonymous said...

Lol @ not all black people jump high

Walata said...

Wtf that's a joke nufin so racist about dis, what about other whites killing black ppl n ddnt go to jail #nonsense

Unknown said...

Sharap dia, his nt in ac Milan, he is in Liverpool, if u dnt knw anything u shut up

Anonymous said...

How is this fair? For years Mario was at the receiving end of that deal. To think that the same FA sat back and watch him being repeatedly at the receiving end of those racist jabs, for years! They even threw things at him and all him all sorts of racial slur including monkey, where were the FA,then? The only reason why they are doing this is because he mentioned Jew. We all know how the whole world are afraid of the Jews and dare not say anything remotely offensive to them. Blacks will continue to suffer... hope our leaders are watching this? They are the ones doing this to us. Otherwise, we won't have to deal with racial injustice if we were sitting comfortably in our country and them having to come to us! SMH

Anonymous said...

How is this fair? For years Mario was at the receiving end of that deal. To think that the same FA sat back and watch him being repeatedly at the receiving end of those racist jabs, for years! They even threw things at him and all him all sorts of racial slur including monkey, where were the FA,then? The only reason why they are doing this is because he mentioned Jew. We all know how the whole world are afraid of the Jews and dare not say anything remotely offensive to them. Blacks will continue to suffer... hope our leaders are watching this? They are the ones doing this to us. Otherwise, we won't have to deal with racial injustice if we were sitting comfortably in our country and them having to come to us! SMH

Unknown said...

Sabi sabi people

Anonymous said...

Where is the racism there??Mtsheeeww

snowflix said...

Lmao @ instead of thinking of how to hit form and start scoring good goals for his Ac Milan 'lol' #onelovefromSnow#

Unknown said...

No offense but dis guy have anger problem

Anonymous said...

People and their way of reasoning,I see nothing wrong with his post, its clearly anti-racism...
===Pearl===

Victoria said...

Learn what ゛humour" is , can a person make racial comment against himself? Everything he said applied to him. Think !

Victoria said...

Am Igbo and I actually find it humorous when people say we like money cos I use the opportunity to ask them to bring theirs to me. I also have a humorous mail praying God to visit all Igbos in its different colours such $ £¥ wherever they reside since they ' re the only ones who publicly acknowledge their love for him.. so, try to see the humorous side in everything, its relaxing

laulipop said...

@Anonymous 3:59 leave Bishop Dammy alone, he is nt d cause of ur problem. Y so much hate?

Victoria said...

He ' s not a nuisance ,he' s just being himself. Football sells fastest with controversy ...

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them. Jews hate anyone who isn't Jew. No wonder Hitler killed them like rats.

Oya, come and charge me.

Anonymous said...

the intention of posting such message by him may be seen good in a way to discourage racism but it was interpreted with diferrent interpretation which it might not mean what he thought, that was why he deleted it and apologised instantly.

mjabdulk@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Wat is racism in his statement?

Unknown said...

Wat is racism in his statement?

ugochysom said...

doesnt sound racist.. actually.. its funny

Unknown said...

my super mario

yawanow said...

The truth is bitter.
They should free the guy since he has apologized. mtchewwwwwwwwwwwww

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