Ultras warn against using racist slurs when Inter face Milan on Sunday night.
Ahead of the Milan derby on Sunday night, the Inter ultras have released statements, flyers and posters telling their members to refrain from using racist abuse towards Mario Balotelli.
The Italian international faces his former club for the first time since his return to Italy, and is likely to play a vital part as the Rossoneri look to move further ahead of their bitter city rivals.
The Curva Nord ultras organisation have not ruled out giving ‘Super Mario’ a hostile reception, in what is Inter’s ‘home game’, but have warned against racism.
“Everyone will be sitting there expecting our thuggish behaviour,” began the statement as reported by Football-Italia.net.
“We will not give those who are waiting for us any opportunity to open their mouths. They, nor their Presidents, will get themselves good publicity off our backs.
“Jeer him, whistle and feel free to express your dissent, but avoid monkey noises and expressions that reference the colour of his skin,” it added.
Inter have already been fined this season for using racist chants against Balotelli since his move to their rivals, but the ultras seemingly do not want to be seen in such a bad light again this week.
The former Manchester City striker is in great form having scored four goals in his first three games for the club, and will be hoping to add to his tally when he faces his old club.
Having missed the mid-week win over Barcelona due to being cup-tied, Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri will be pleased to have him back at his disposal in what is a vital game in the race for third spot in Serie A.