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.
54': Mario Balotelli punts ball into the stands and tries to leave the field after facing racial abuse from Hellas Verona fans.— London's Finest (@LondonsFinestQU) November 3, 2019
85': Balotelli scores this beauty of a goal right in front of the fans that were taunting him.#VeronaBrescia
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