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Reports: FA to investigate Mario Balotelli for Instagram post

The Football Association are investigating Mario Balotelli after an

image he reposted on Instagram on Monday led to accusations of racism

and antisemitism, according to multiple reports.

An image featuring the Nintendo character Mario included the words

"jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew" appeared on

Balotelli Instagram's account and was later deleted.

An FA spokesperson told the Guardian the body is investigating whether

to charge Balotelli for bringing "the game into disrepute by making

comments which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour

and/or race."

The Liverpool striker defended his action on Twitter, calling it an

"unlucky moment":

I just know that Those are"trying"to"kill"me for my Unlucky moment

they ll need to stick with their plan even when i ll be back scoring

gols

– Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) December 1, 2014

( my Mom is jewish so all of u shut up please)

– Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) December 1, 2014

"We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by

the player," a Liverpool spokesman told the Telegraph. "We will be

speaking to the player about the issue."

In 2012, the FA charged then-Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand

with improper conduct and fined him 45,000 pounds after he referred to

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole as "choc-ice."

Credit: ESPN

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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