UEFA looks into reports of racism by Croatia fans
UEFA is looking into reports that Croatia fans threw a banana on
the field and racially abused Italy striker Mario Balotelli during
the match at the Euro 2012 tournament.
UEFA says it is seeking more information on the alleged fan
behavior during the game Thursday in Poznan, Poland.
An anti-discrimination group appointed by UEFA says it has
”categorical” eyewitness accounts indicating nearly 300 people
directed monkey chants at Balotelli, who is black.
Piara Powar, of Football Against Racism in Europe, tells The
Associated Press that the chants were ”not a boo or something that
could be misinterpreted.”
Balotelli has been the target of alleged abuse at both Italy
matches during the Euro 2012 tournament.