Swansea City
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Leyton Orient
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Eskisehirspor K
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Newcastle Jets
Melbourne City FC
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details

Real Madrid vs. AC Milan in Dubai

50-50 Challenge
By ESPN Staff

Striker Balotelli again abused by Juventus fans

Juventus fans again sang chants against Mario Balotelli on Wednesday just four days after racially abusing the Inter Milan striker during a Serie A match, Italian media reported.

Sections of crowd at Turin's Stadio Olimpico briefly chanted "Balotelli son of a .." in Wednesday's Italian Cup semi-final second leg against Lazio, the ANSA news agency said.

Juventus have been ordered to play their May 3 league game at home against Lecce behind closed doors after chants of "a black Italian does not exist" were directed at the 18-year-old.

Balotelli, an Italy under-21 international, was born in Palermo but is of Ghanaian descent.

Other fans in Turin sought to show they are not racist during Wednesday's Cup match, which Juve lost 2-1 to exit 4-2 on aggregate, by expressing their admiration for black footballers Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Juve's own Mohamed Sissoko.

"Davids, Seedorf, Sissoko, true champions, true idols," read a banner.


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.