Italy’s culture of racism exposed by fans’ abuse of black football star

Born in Sicily to Ghanaian parents, Inter Milan’s Mario Balotelli personifies a refusal to accept a multi-ethnic society.

“A negro cannot be Italian” is the chant that explains the vitriol. The target of the abuse is 19-year-old Mario Balotelli, a footballer with Italian champions Inter Milan and a rising star of Italy’s Under-21 national team.

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