Balotelli case, tough stand of Brescia supporters

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While the Sports Judge has ruled Mario Balotelli on the case of racist choirs in the match Verona-Brescia, closing the sector of the "Bentegodi" from which the insults had arrived, a clear and unexpected position on the subject comes from the same supporters of Brescia.

In fact, through an official statement, the 'Brescia 1911' group commented on the events that characterized the race won 2-1 by Hellas, which led to Eugenio Corini's exoneration, replaced by Fabio Grosso.

And the words of the Ultras delle Rondinelle will not please Super Mario: "The supporters cannot be considered racist, in every team more and more players from other countries play. Unfortunately, however, racism exists, existed and perhaps will always exist. we know Mario Balotelli personally, we must admit that we had conflicting opinions (compared to those who call him a sacrificial victim) and unflattering to his account even before he wore our jersey.

Moreover, we were not the only ones to have had doubts about him, if it is true that thousands of fans from different Italian / foreign squares first welcomed him with open arms, and then disavowed him for his attitude (and certainly not for the color of the skin), sometimes childish, often unsavory. After all, his enterprises in and above all – outside the football fields, the famous "Balotellate" for instance, are by now a known and overt history ".

The press release continues through a list of 'balotellate'orders during the first weeks of Brescia: "This is not why we opposed or denigrated him when he arrived in Brescia; on the contrary, we have accepted and respected him like all the other Brescia players who wear our Jersey, less famous players than him, but who have shown – immediately – passion and a spirit of sacrifice. The fact that you live in Brescia and you wear our Jersey, however, does not raise it above everything and everyone, and the arrogance that seems to shine through all the time is not justifiable, especially when you wear it on the field and it becomes a cause for destabilization for the team and tension and embarrassment for the fans (as far as Brescia is concerned, we refer in particular to the middle finger exhibited as a response to Inter fans for their choir against, perhaps offensive and provocative , but certainly not racist, not to mention the photographer Balotelli -after the substitution "suffered" by Marassi- broke the camera he was working with ").

"Having said that, we are extremely convinced that Balotelli is in effect Italian, and – as far as we are concerned – even from Brescia (although he has always shown his passion for Milan), but he has to convince himself of one thing: precisely because he plays in Brescia from Brescia, his dedication to the cause and his commitment must be equal – or even superior – to those of his companions (who among other things must not be forgiven a past to say the least … over the top), above all they must be greater than those made to date, and with this we are not referring, of course, to the only two goals scored, which are also irrelevant. For us, what matters most is the spirit of sacrifice, passion, respect, motivation, the sweaty jersey, concepts that at the moment would seem unknown to him (for this we hope to be soon proven wrong).

If he was not psychologically ready to face a supporter like that of Verona – the conclusion – and – above all – a game as delicate as that of Sunday, in which a city (ours) played salvation and a coach – among the most loved in absolute – he played his last chance, he had to say it and give way to someone less … nervous about him; no one would be pissed off, on the contrary … It does not mean that some choirs are legitimate and acceptable, but neither does the Gialloblu fans are all racists, and that the Verona curve is a sort of KKK's den, as some would have us believe (this is also demonstrated by the fact that provoking it) seriously "Balotelli were very few fans, among other things" untied "by the choirs of the rest of the Curva)".

SPORTAL.IT | 08-11-2019 11:22



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