The former AC Milan and Inter Milan striker doesn’t understand why his country doesn’t punish racist incidents with a stronger punishment.
During the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season, there were many racist incidents.
And for former AC Milan and Internazionale Milan striker Mario Balotelli, it’s not clear why the league doesn’t punish these incidents harder.
“It is important that those who can be listened to like me take a position also to give voice to those who suffer discrimination in their normal lives,” he told Calcio Mercato.
“What I do not understand is how they do not turn against any discrimination.”
He added: “If they are at the stadium, maybe with my son and neighbor insults somebody, because he is black or gay, I pull his ears.”
“It is possible to leave the camp, but I do not train for a whole week and then leave the camp for a fool.”
“It is easier to identify the fool and send away him.”
“If I were white, would I be in the national team? Good question,” he asked.
“I think they are no longer in the national team because I too have a part of the blame, for example at Liverpool I didn’t play well and it was normal that I wasn’t called up.”
“Then there were other things, I don’t know if it depends on my strong character or because it’s more convenient not to call me for racism,” he explained.
“I don’t know, but it ‘s certainly not my fault if I’m not in the national team.”