Thursday, May 03, 2018

Mario Balotelli Slams Kanye West for Slavery Comments

OGC Nice of France forward Mario Balotelli has criticised rapper Kanye West for comments he made over slavery.

West partially retracted his comments as he tweeted: "Of course I know that slaves did not get shackled and put on a boat by free will.

Balotelli, who was born to Ghanaian parents and adopted by an Italian family, has been dogged by racist incidents throughout his career, most recently claiming that he received racial abuse from a section of Dijon fans during a 3-2 defeat in Ligue 1 in February.

In the past, he has hinted that his ongoing exclusion from the Italian national team has its roots in race, although he recently indicated that he would like a move back to Serie A in the summer, when his contract with Nice expires after a successful two-year stay on the Cote d'Azur.

The 27-year-old striker has scored 15 goals in 25 league outings for Lucien Favre's side this season and is aiming to fire them into the Europa League next term before making his likely departure back home, although MLS side DC United have also been credited with an interest in him.

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