Balotelli suffers racist abuse as Spaniards aim monkey chants at Italy striker

Mario Balotelli was racially abused during his side’s Euro 2012 opener as hundreds of Spain fans made monkey noises at the Italy striker.

Just days after reports of the Holland team being on the receiving end of vile abuse during a training session in Krakow, the latest race storm has overshadowed Italy’s 1-1 draw with the reigning champions.

Balotelli, who had a frustrating hour on the pitch before being substituted, threatened before the tournament to walk off if he was abused during a match.

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