Controversial front man posts ill-advised picture to Instagram.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has landed himself in hot water after posting a photo to Instagram that earned him accusations of racism, the Daily Star reports.
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Balotelli used his Instagram account to post a picture of video game character Super Mario, also the nickname for the controversial Liverpool striker, which carried the words: “Jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew.”
He deleted the picture after just 15 minutes before taking to Twitter to defend his actions saying; “My Mom is Jewish so all of u shut up please.”
This comes a week after Wigan chairman Dave Whelan drew criticism for comments made about Chinese and Jewish people, and Balotelli could find himself in trouble with the FA.
“We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by the player,” said a spokesperson for Liverpool.
“We will be speaking to the player about this issue.”
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