Mario Balotelli scores stunning goal for Brescia after being racially abused

The Brescia striker kicked the ball into the crowd and tried to leave the pitch after being taunted by Hellas Verona fans.

Referee Maurizio Mariani temporarily suspended the game and initiated the anti-racism protocol, which includes announcing a message to supporters in the stadium.
Shortly after, Balotelli was convinced by his teammates to return to the pitch and finish the match.

Just coming back after being racially abused shows how strong Balotelli’s character is and what he did in the 85th minute further proved that.

With the game drawing to a close, the Italian curled a stunning effort into the top corner to score from outside the box.

Mario Balotelli

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