Mario Balotelli has slammed an Italian politician for making racist comments concerning Sulley Muntari in the wake of AC Milan’s 2-2 draw with Verona on Saturday.
Ghana international Muntari gave away a penalty as Filippo Inzaghi’s side were held at home in their latest Serie A outing.
After the match, Matteo Salvini, secretary of the anti-immigration Lega Nord party, sparked controversy with a Facebook post that read: "Immigrants who work well are welcome. So Muntari may return to his home."
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Liverpool striker Balotelli, the subject of criticism from Salvini in the past, expressed his amazement at the politician’s comments.
In an Instagram post containing a screenshot of Salvini’s words, Balotelli wrote: "This person is serious when he says this or what? He is also a politician? Then voting for me is better."
Salvini appeared unrepentant as he insulted Balotelli with another Facebook post on Sunday.
It read: "The sense of humor of Balotelli is equal to his education in the field.
"He is angry because I criticised his friend Muntari? With all the millions that come to play ball, these gentlemen should accept ironies and criticism from fans, and smile. Take it easy Mario!"
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