Racist Chants From The Crowd Brought This Soccer Star To Tears

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Mario Balotelli, the star striker for the Italian soccer club AC Milan was brought to tears during an away game at Napoli on Saturday. Reports from many of those in attendance say that his reaction was due to racist chants directed at him by huge sections of the crowd.

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Balotelli has been the target of racist epithets in the past targeting the color of his skin and his African heritage. He has also faced anti-Jewish bigotry due to the fact that he was raised by a Jewish woman. Even Italy’s best selling Sports Gazette depicted Bolotelli as “King Kong” – a giant ape – climbing England’s “Big Ben” (now called “Elizabeth’s Tower”).

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Still, statements from Balotelli’s coach downplayed any element of racism in causing the AC Milan star to cry. One teammate indicated that it may have just been his “passion for the game” and “desire to play” that brought him to tears.

“We are players and there are times when we express ourselves that way. I see nothing wrong or abnormal in that. I experienced it at times too,” Coach Clarence Seedorf rationalized to Sky Sport Italia.

“What can I say about Balotelli’s tears?” he continued. “They were the tears of a sportsman.”

Others tried to dismiss the tears as reaction to a paternity test. But Balotelli began crying even while on the field, and there was no evidence that he was checking his smart phone either from the field or the bench to receive word of such a DNA test. As well, it seems that he Tweeted word about that paternity test several days before the game, the chants from the crowds and the tears.

It seems that a lot of people will go to great lengths to dismiss claims of racism.

Watch the video below and let us know what you think:

(Article by Ari Simeon and Shante Wooten)

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113 Comments on "Racist Chants From The Crowd Brought This Soccer Star To Tears"

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  1. Kaya says:

    Would be nice to hear??????!!!!!!

  2. Natasha Harhold says:

    Nobody deserves that kind of treatment. This breaks my heart. I want to hug him.

    • brian says:

      a reckoning is coming soon. for every action there is a reaction.

    • Charlene Midgette says:

      Natasha, I guess there racism everywhere and a hug would mean a great deal at times. I am with you and I also love the ears on your dog.

    • jacqueline frost says:

      so sorry this guy is going through all this,while doing what he loves,no one deserves to be treated this way,wish i can take his pain away <3 ,and yes anthony is right that tears does not diminish his manhood after all he is human…

    • Clara says:

      Do you know he knocked out a girl and refused to recognize the little baby girl, although she was obviously his daughter? Now the DNA test is forcing him to pay child support. He is an asshole, even if he’s crying.

      • SoJudgemental says:

        So that gives Italians the right to chant racist slurs. I see the world is still filled with ignorant zombies! Monkey see Monkey do!!!

      • LP says:

        Fuck off Clara. He’s being dehumanized by racist crackers in front of ten’s of thousands of people and perhaps millions more worldwide. If you’ve never been the target of race hatred, it hurts. But perhaps you’re non-black and wouldn’t have the natural inclination nor the heart and mind to know that, now would you?

  3. FulaniYira Speaks! says:

    It’s okay to cry for the ignorant. I do that often times myself. However, maintain your essence; man up black man. Let the world know how great of a soccer player you are. Words only mean something to the one that gives it value. Your better than that and they will never take away the 800 years the Moors reigned in Spain. So, to hell with the Racist haters! They can hate, but they don’t define who you are as a human being. Racist are ignorant because they lack humility. The wish they could be human like you.

    FulaniYira Speaks!

    • miew says:

      Agree with just about everything you said, but Man up? A real man does feel and has no fear of tears.

      • Barz says:

        Thank you… we are only Human… Being a Black man and having to deal with things like this my whole life and having to come to Tears at times because on some days you just feel like you need to, I can only Imagine as a world star Athlete, this must be time 10x worse… I feel for him 120%. I can only hope that’s as far that he will go… just Tears and become stronger.

    • Anthony says:

      His tears in no way diminish his manhood, if anything they accentuate it.

    • Djoric says:

      I think your comment in calling him a “BLACK MAN” is the whole point…and you missed it!

    • Mrs. Ellington says:

      Such ignorance you display. Crying does not mean he is not a man. You say man up like crying means he is not acting masculine. Men cry and it takes a strong man to cry. Stop with the foolish “man up” because he shed tears over a heartbreaking incident.

      • Latassha says:

        This is so sad and people like this I pray for. Well, not
        everybody act loud when people hurt there feelings. Men cry to and he had every right to be upset!!!!!!

    • IGNORANTItalianBastards says:

      @FulaniYira … EXACTLY! Cry…dismiss those STUPID morons.

    • Sheila A. Donovan says:

      Fulani, Mario does not have to “man up.”. He is more of a man because he did not hide behind the macho shield of no emotions. Men are people. They have feelings. The day when men have to hide their emotions (except anger, which has always been acceptable for men) is here. There is no room for racism and anti-Semitism in this day and age. His coach should have backed him up!!

    • lauren says:

      Man up black man though?! I have a question are u black?

    • SweetLove says:

      I agree with you but at the end of the day he’s only human he has feelings and sometimes when you man up and let it pass you by it’s just building up inside. There’s only so much a person can take before they break.

      He has feelings just as you and I do.

    • Shannon says:

      Your’e right he is a Great sportsman, but foremost he is like everybody else a Human Being first! Racism is never something we must turn a blind eye too.

    • Ollie Williams says:

      FULANI: Your comment to Balotelli to “man up” implies that men do not cry. I disagree; it takes a STRONG man to expose his feelings by his tears. There is no greater man who ever walked this earth than Jesus Christ, and scripture tells that, “Jesus Wept.” (John 11:35)

    • Moe says:

      I think everyone is taking what Fulani said, ” man up black man” in to the wrong idea. I could be wrong but when he says man up he’s not so much as saying that men dont cry but more like a strong man will not show weakness to those that oppress him. I think the fans want a reaction like that out of him and want to break hin so the best solution for him is stand your grand because god made you beautiful. Take out your anger and emotion when you’re alone, and dont give them what they want

    • Xavier says:

      Only weak men avoid their tears.

    • I.M. Adamson says:

      I think the shortest verse in the bible contains only 2 words: Jesus wept. Would you also tell him to “man up”?

  4. Ryan Plouffe says:

    Unlike in war, racism has no place in Sports. Sports have helped break down the walls and barriers of race, with the Olympic games in Nazi Germany as one of countless examples. Sports need to be used to direct our aggression’s in civil, competitive, and respectful manners. During competition a true sportsman picks his opponent up. People who are too ignorant to see beyond their own hate do not deserve any place in healthy athletic competition and should not represent what is happening in sporting communities. It would be absolutely wrong to assume that this action is justified by the cause (Action = Racism, Cause does not = Sports).

    • Freeman says:

      How did the Olympics in Nazi Germany break down barriers of race??

      Sports, like every other ‘arena’, can be a force for good or bad. To advance racism or to defeat it. Neither the racist nor the anti-racist are representative of sports. The demand should be for us all to be anti-racists ALL the time. Not just being a “true sportsman” on the pitch and then going back to being an asshole once the final whistle blows.

      • Ryan Plouffe says:

        Your missing my point, while generating some kind of assumption that I think racism is okay outside of sports. People on the comment thread were comparing sporting events to war, saying something like “Sports is about competition, and in competition, or war, there will always be hate and racism”. A point you would obviously disagree with based on the theme that I brought up (that in sporting events or any other form of competition the best person is the one who will help others up).

        And the Olympics that took place in Nazi Germany, a regime whose political leaders bought into the idea of a “Master Race”, helped break down race barriers when people like Jesse Owens demonstrated how White German’s are not superior to all else.

    • Adam Kratt says:

      Yeah the Olympics in Nazi Germany is a great example of using sports to overcome racism. I guess you for got Hitler refusing to shake hands with Jesse Owens after he beat the master race.

  5. SAChoirgirl says:

    Hate wears you down. It’s hard to be your best when you’re afraid and lonely because even just a few people are telling you that you don’t count, or aren’t valuable. Support needs to be so much louder to drown out the hate. But it is possible. I so hope this man is surrounded by people who tell him that he is valued every day, rather than ignoring the bigotry.

  6. vicki says:

    i am so sorry..this is not right…

  7. Romer says:

    My God have mercy on their souls….It’s unfortunate that in the year 2014 ignorance still pops up it’s ugly head every once in a while….but the talent you have is yours…show that world that there is nothing wrong with a strong black man who is bringing about positive changes to the world.

  8. Sheri says:

    All racists will burn

  9. Carole says:

    This saddens me and causes me to reflect on how Jackie Robinson (42) had to deal with the viciousness of racists.

  10. Mideos says:

    He shouldn’t cry.
    If I were him, I’d grab a microphone and address the taunting hooligans and say “Here I am. A “monkey” as you suggest, yet I am better than any of you at this (which is why I am here on the field and you are in the stands). And if a monkey is better than you..what does it say about you? Does that make you a “sub-species?” Of course! That’s why taunting is the only way you can emote.

    • Vicki says:

      If he were to do that he’s b stooping to their level, don’t you think like? Ignoring is the worst insult and I applaud him for showing his emotions…Quite macho of him…I mean, he’s only human too and people express their feelings differently…Who’s to tell that he’s only crying because he’s angry and hurt, not because he’s ‘soft’, but crying is the only way to stay calm and release all that anger that will eventually eat him away if he continues to bottle it up…I can assume that that’s the case because I do the same when someone pisses me off. At the end of the day, should have done what you have suggested if you were in his shoes, don’t you think that the press will be more on to him and the callous persons who have made their ignorant comments would use that avenue to throw more insults at him? No need to be impulsive….I’ve been told that bullies are weak and only pick on people who they assume to portray the weakness that they hide under a hard exterior…So these insensitive people are weak; they are insecure; they are cowards…Crying doesn’t signify that one is weak; I’m of the opinion that it shows strength because one does not have to hurl more insults in one’s defense. It takes 2 to tango. Likewise, 2 wrongs do not make a right…. #justsaying

    • Marius says:

      Congratulations for one of the stupidest and probably most racist comments I’ve ever seen. Wow. Where do I even begin… Lemme guess, you’re white?

    • Evyan says:

      There is actually along line of near present and old history that states why thats actually a horrible idea. Standing up for yourself already gets black people considered arrogant or acting uppity. Talking down to them would make them go even more out of their way to hurt him (look up the life of Jack Johnson and the White hope.) To be perfectly honest your damned if you do or if you don’t. But crying might be the best outlet he has that wont get him nearly destroyed mentally or physically in the process. Racists have this horrible habit of having complete murderous intent and little to no conscious of the taking of lives. Its why so many minorities are scared of Majorities yelling about needed more weapons to defend their safety. And that sucks so very much.

  11. Dconn says:

    How can you hate someone because their skin collects more vitamin D than yours? That is just the strangest thing

  12. Emanuel says:

    This man is a hero. I don’t care what anybody says about him they are ignorant losers. FIFA needs to take a stronger stand against racism or the sport will cease. Those people don’t care about the sport or know about the sport, all they know about is hate and they should be thrown out of the stadium and blacklisted. He deserves a medal and an apology!

    • Colin says:

      “This man is a hero”. Never thought I’d ever see that written anywhere. I am in no way condoning racism, but this particular person was once suspended for throwing darts at trainees…

    • Clara says:

      Hero?! OMG, don’t judge someone just for an article… He is on every gossip paper in Italy, doing stupid shit, being rude to people, destroying other people’s propriety… And he knocked out a girl and refused to recognize the little girl. Now DNA test is forcing him to start pay child support? Hero? Just ’cause he’s black? Sorry, no. He is a good soccer player, but as asshole. Doesn’t matter which color.

  13. vaughn Filmore says:

    Ok… here is my take on Super Mario. The Italian fans should be ashamed of themselves! Period! This man/football player is your world cup center forward idiots! Mario, I would tell the national team that you will NOT play for them PERIOD! Appeal to FIFA that you want to play for your real home country Ghana. They will welcome you with OPEN arms my brother.Thousands will greet you at the airport. I also think that you will finally find yourself, your manhood and you will find the peace you’re looking for. It’s not in Italy…furthermore while racists are everywhere, I think you’d be happier playing for Arsenal back in England.

  14. Meri Equality Justus says:

    Sad that this still happens in this year, when will people learn, no matter what our differences are, we all have 1 thing in common, WE ARE ALL HUMAN. when we ALL realize that, this world will be a much better place.

  15. Mz J says:

    People disgust me! Its 2014 and this man is clearly a GREAT soccer player. The color of his skin (which I happen to find beautiful) SHOULD NOT MATTER!

  16. Melissa Young says:

    Mario Balotelli: I love you. You are a pioneer and one of my many heroes!

    Fans in Russia: a huge group of people need to make that wrong a right by randomly shouting, chanting, and demonstrating how much he is loved and how racism and discrimination is not going to be tolerated. Don’t let him leave with that awful memory. #lovealwaysprevails

  17. Bob Long says:

    The rise of racism and fascism in Europe has become a pain in the ass. These people of the supposed ¨high¨culture who have brought us modernity, also brought us the worst most brutal century in the history of humans-the twentieth. They have learned nothing. Even with our own sordid racial past this dude ought to come and live here where such bull—- is thankfully not the normal public spectacle. We, at least, exhibit some degree of a learning curve.

  18. Jahmal says:

    Pay no mind to them Balotelli.

  19. linda says:

    The moment he realised, he shouldnt have left Man City

  20. motorfingaz says:

    The devil is busy!

    • Angel says:

      It wasn’t your “devil” who was in the stands chanting. It was PEOPLE. Why do you religious hypocrits always promote the idea of a “devil” instead of taking responsibility for HUMAN ACTIONS? As long as people keep ducking the blame and believing that “the devil did it” society will never change. So take your idea of a “devil” and stick it where the sun don’t shine. There IS NO DEVIL. There are just EVIL HUMAN BEINGS.

  21. sandra says:

    They are inferior haters who hate to see a black man do something better than them. Their hate just motivate.God sees all.

  22. Michael Walton says:

    Just goes to show how inhumane some wbite people around the world can be. scientist’s. Need to find that hatred gene and isolate it.

  23. This young man should not let the devil steal his thunder or hurt his pride. Racist only do the devil’s work. It shows the level of compassion these fools do not have for the human race. This young man should be proud of his heritage. I know it hurts to hear those words. The best way to handle it is to know Jesus is who matters, and these racist don’t even know that they will perish because a person appears to be different than them.

    • femme says:

      Jesus? The white one or the one who couldn’t have been white?
      Based on what his coach has said I can see why he has hit his breaking point. A half decent coach would stand up for their players, this one just dismisses what is going on. That club should stand up for him, but again they don’t. So he’s alone, trapped in a contract playing around hate filled ignoramus beings. And if his team mates are silent they are condoning it, agreeing with it.

    • joey ratzinger says:

      True, and the devil is well represented by Catholics in Italy, which is 88% Catholic.

      Their religion allows for committing and condoning bullying, as they proved with the rampant, organized child rape in the Catholic church. Catholics were either taunting him with racial slurs, or sitting by doing nothing while others did it.

      Catholics, the ultimate hypocrites, then go to “confession” to make it go away.

    • Angel says:

      Why do you even believe in a devil? Don’t you know that this behavior only goes to prove that humanity produces enough evil for itself without the need for outside help! THERE IS NO DEVIL and people need to stand up to that fact and take responsibility for their OWN evil. Don’t blame it on someone who doesn’t even exist!

  24. bro k x says:

    White supremacy is falling. I don’t have to debate this statement

    • Dorothy Rice says:

      Sometime there are no words for the action of others and sometimes one just have to shake their head and realize that nothing has changed. You still need to be better and smarter and you will still not get the credit.

  25. vanessa k says:

    devil is busy, focus on God’s love, keep your head up, pray for him.

    • joey ratzinger says:

      This is Catholic thing.

      Italy is 88% Catholic, and their religion allows for committing and condoning bullying, as they proved with the rampant, organized child rape in the Catholic church. Catholics were either taunting him with racial slurs, or sitting by doing nothing while others did it.

      Catholics, the ultimate hypocrites, then go to “confession” to make it go away.

  26. belinda says:

    Sigh, I am disgusted. How regressive some people can be. This man is one of, if not the star player for your team. How can you belittle him like that, not just with racial epithets, but with the way you depict him? Hasn’t anyone told you that you get more bees with honey, not vinegar? Unless you guys really want to lose a spectacular player, than this is DEFINITELY not a good way to show your appreciation. And then to try to downplay this situation! Disgusting. You really think you know someone. Balotelli, you have just seen the true colors of people you probably thought were better than that. If people choose to be that ignorant, than just keep on and prove to these people that you are more than what they say or draw. Just keep doing you.

  27. Maxx says:

    I have played soccer myself, and I can say that he is NOT crying because of the chants…

    I’ve wept a few times myself, usually after losing big games, ending the season short in playoffs, etc. But the most emotional phase that has happened to me in the pitch is when you KNOW you are so much better than your PERFORMANCE on that day. It happens a lot, we have bad games, we are human after all.

    Mario had a poor performance, and the substitution made him more emotional, because it indicated how the coach knew that he wasn’t playing well. As a player, you feel accountable for may things during a big game, and pleasing the coach and your team s certainly up there.

    He will bounce back. Stay strong, keep focusing on your talents and work hard. You are a heck of a footballer Balo! We support and love you buddy!

    • Khloe Katz says:

      So because you have played soccer, you automatically know what this individual soccer player was experiencing in a game? That’s absolute bullshit and you know it. The fact that you wrote this lengthy verbiage based entirely on your personal anecdotal experience shows that. Either that, or you’re so ignorant that you’d rather believe your OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES playing soccer than a soccer player (who on NUMEROUS OCCASIONS) has spoken out about and against the intense forms of racism he has endured during games and on the street. Yes, all competitors of all forms of athletics cry when they’re losing. They also cry when they know they’re an excellent player and the country they’re playing for continues to portray them in a racist light and shouts racial epithets at them. With all of the evidence and context surrounding this particular incident, you’d have to employ a kind of willful ignorance to assume your version of reality to be the only true one. Which you are, so kudos to you.

  28. Barbra daviskn says:

    Sadly it doesn’t surprise me in Italian football and absolutely nothing will be done about it ! Shame on you FIFA for yet again you eill turn a blind eye.

  29. clarrissa says:

    hang tough there guy. You are awesome…dont let the dumbasses bring you down!

  30. Angel says:

    He is a great soccer player and no one deserves to be treated differently because of the colour of their skin. We as humans bleed the same blood and breath the same air no matter the colour of our skin so what is the point to being resist towards others person.

  31. Mr. Crane says:

    His response clearly indicates what side of Love vs. Hate he’s on; an ancient war that will continue as long as love exists. So keep calm everybody… he’s winning! #Loveconquersall

  32. JOAN CHITI says:

    Racist morons. I hope they are dealt with.

  33. J says:

    I don’t understand why people are so surprised. This is the general attitude of many europeans. They are just better at disguising racism than Americans and Australians.

  34. Khenz11 says:

    Dude just needs to MAN THE F*CK UP! We did it in the U.S.A. Even his coach don’t gives a F*CK so he BETTER gives a DAMN! RAISE UP! And feel your GRACE!

  35. lele says:

    Just like “they” did with Richard Sherman, these true terrorist are doing the same thing to Mario, who is representing THEIR country! WTH!!?? I wish we the black community would stand together, like our ancestors did and become an even bigger threat to these racist a-holes! We could really move some mountains if we would come together as a unit.

  36. Anon says:

    Man up, black man!

  37. Bobby Mardis says:

    Balotelli’s reaction is pure. Fortunately for him he has not been hardened by the world enough YET to shield his true feelings as his skills in sports has bled into the political stupidity of people who just don’t know how to love and accept everyone. I applaud his true emotion, but unfortunately as he gains in skill, notoriety and domanance on the playing field, the haters of “people of color” will stand out and he will acquire the hard nature that he must acquire to survive mentally and emotionally. I hope that he can be open and free to emote as long as possible, but he too shall adapt and learn the sick ways of the world from the sick people who will come face-to-face with universal karma. Keep playing my brother talent rises to the top.

  38. Dwight says:

    No worries my brother,

    Let it go, your tears have disturbed the whole world and the idiots in the stands know who they are and are exposed. Believe it or not your tears were the best weapons in this situation. Now go on and play football the way you know how.

    Be Blessed

  39. Michelle says:

    People who have made the choice to be racist do not deserve any kind of acknowledgement they should be treated as if they simply do not belong anywhere in the world, so I will leave it at that.

  40. Bethie says:

    Mario, how about coming for a visit to our Portland Timbers. The Timber’s Army will give you all the love you desserve!

  41. wesley says:

    nada que balas não resolva!!!

  42. Summer says:

    I’m so sorry those people said those things to you. But do not fret-for their karma is on it’s way. I promise you that. You keep being you and love who you are-EVERYTHING;) and congrats on all of your accomplishments! Well done sir!!!

  43. Ollie Williams says:

    Balotelli, ALL of your haters who are hurling mean and EVIL racist taunts at you are just jealous of you because your SUPERIOR sports ability TOTALLY destroys their false image of themselves as being superior to you,a BEAUTIFUL,Black man! YOU ROCK, Balotelli!!!!! Just remember (1) Satan, the devil who is the prince of evil and hatred has many demons who work for him and your haters are some of the devil’s demons. Sprinkle them with “Holy Water” and keep it moving! (2) It takes strength for a man to show the depth of his feelings by his tears. Be proud, you are in good company, because there is no greater man whoever walked this earth than Jesus Christ… and Scripture tells us that “JESUS WEPT.” (John 11:35)

    • joey ratzinger says:

      True. The prince of evil is well represented by Catholics in Italy, which is 88% Catholic.

      Their religion allows for committing and condoning bullying, as they proved with the rampant, organized child rape in the Catholic church. Catholics were either taunting him with racial slurs, or sitting by doing nothing while others did it.

      Catholics, the ultimate hypocrites, then go to “confession” to make it go away.

  44. rose says:

    this makes me so so so sick and angry. I dont even know how to help

  45. Kalaya Miller says:

    I feel like the tears he cried were not out of sadness, but anger and frustration.

  46. William says:

    He shouldn’t cry. When they call hum a n%^$$$ or a k&*e or whatever, he should smile and say thank you. Then go out and dominate the soccer field. Every time he scores a goal in or on England he should stand up on the field and beat his chest. Don’t let people’s ignorance and prejudice make you sad. Let it make you stronger.

  47. Jasmine says:

    Why is he suprised?

  48. Vanessa says:

    Of course people would spew hatred like this, cowards hiding behind the anonymity of a crowd. Being a racist doesn’t make you a better person, it doesn’t make you superior. By dehumanising others, you’re only dehumanising yourself, and you’re sinking lower and lower into a pit of ignorance.
    Mario, non avere paura. Vedrai che arriverà il giorno nel quale la gente finalmente riconosceranno che il colore dalla pelle non é importante, e che le virtu sono quello che veramente contano.

  49. Desiree Morris says:

    Dear Balotelli,
    Go home. Watch the Color Purple. Realize racism is not gone. However, the difference between today and that time is that we are stronger than that and not subject to the cruelties racist prigs can come up with. Keep your head up. Don’t cast pearls before swine. Your tears are too valuable for you to just go shedding them like that so people can laugh at you. I know that feeling of wanting to cry and have experienced it a couple of times now, but the best thing you can do is just keep kicking that ball. Show them dignity, show them grace, and let their own hatred consume them until they die. Because God exists, you can bet your bottom dollar you won’t have to worry about any racist pricks being in heaven. He created us all and loves us all.

  50. Clara says:

    Ok, guys, wait. I’m Italian. Balotelli is a major asshole. It was about the paternity test indeed, but this article does not explain the situation at all. He knocked out an italian “showgirl”. Denied publicly he was the father. The “showgirl” (who is from Naples, btw, explain why the Naples fans would attack him) then gave birth to a baby BLACK girl. Just so you know, there are very few black people in italy. But he still denied the paternity and requested a paternity test, just to try whatever he could try to not pay child support. Guess what? He is the father. Who would have guessed… Doesn’t matter what color he is, he is an asshole.

  51. Barry says:

    This is how a football player should deal with racists;

  52. joey ratzinger says:

    This was just another example of Catholic bullying and tolerance for bullying.

    Italy is 88% Catholic, and their religion allows for committing and condoning bullying, as they proved with the rampant, organized child rape in the Catholic church. Catholics were either taunting him with racial slurs, or sitting by doing nothing while others did it.

    Catholics, the ultimate hypocrites, then go to “confession” to make it go away.

    • Angel says:

      That goes for ALL christians, both catholics and protestants alike. Just hypocritical hateful human beings. It shocks me that their “savior” was supposedly full of love, yet the only thing these short-signed people seem to be able to practice is hatred.

  53. Garvin Guerra says:

    There is a time and place for everything. Jesus wept is the shortest verse in the Bible and it refers to Jesus crying at a funeral after Lazarus had been dead for several days. Right place right time to cry, however during a game is not the right place for a Black man in a racist environment to lower his guard to the enemy. Muhammad Ali never shed a tear because (white) people did not take to him. On the contrary he was very candid and descriptive of his enemy as he exposed their savagery, hypocrisy, and hateful racism. P.K Subban faces the racist mentality every time he travels outside if Montreal and he even faced harsh criticism from within the organization and local media because of their reluctance to accept the young star player as a non francophone, non European, non white hero capturing the hearts and minds of millions of fans locally and abroad. I never saw him break down and cry because of the unfair and unequal Pressure to perform. Lastly Our Brother President Barack Obama is the first and best of our generation to take the most powerful office in the Earth, and he has encountered some of the most shameful vitriol from every corner of the continent USA. He has had a lot of resistence from Other leaders in his quest to resolve many if the issues that have plagued the U.S. since 2008, but inspire of their hatred and vitriolic assults on his character and family, he continues to rise, shine, and succeed. Mario needs what these 3 brothers got….courage, strength, resolve and GOD leading him.

    • Angel says:

      I don’t think it’s about any of those three factors in your last sentence. Tears are by their very nature uncontrollable. Also leave god out of it because it’s an ancient and unwise belief system that is an outright insult to science and intellect. Many people do not believe in the false concept of god.

      Finally why are you insulting this man? He did GOOD and he is an excellent athlete. Maybe if more people would SUPPORT him as an anti-racist statement then the chants would not have happened in the first place!

      Stop being so judgmental. You were not in his shoes and you likely never will be able to aspire to the greatness he has already achieved. Thus you are being a hypocrit by judging this man.

  54. Robin says:

    WHY ARE PEOPLE SO MEAN. IM SICK OF THIS RACISM ALREADY. GET OVER YOURSELVES. ITS TIME TO GET OVER IT. ITS 2014, WE ALL NEED TO GROW UP…….

  55. Abage Talaba says:

    Typical Whites. They behave the same way around the world. Ignorant, hate-filled, predisposed to hate and just nasty group of people. It’s really more their low self-esteem so they try to put down Blacks. Africans don’t behave in this appalling manner. When have Africans called White people names? Never!

  56. Angel says:

    WOW the king kong cartoon was astounding and horrible! I am so shocked that this kind of behavior is tolerated in Europe! I can’t even begin to imagine what would happen had someone tried publishing such an image in any of OUR mainstream newspapers… that newspaper would have been totally boycotted and shut down within days! WOW… SMH

  57. Antoinette says:

    I was so proud of Italy, my mother land when I visited the UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and read a board that stated Italians were among the least Anti-Semitic in the years of the deportation of Jews, hiding them until the Germans came in and forced the situation. Now in these times I read about this disgrace of Italy and how they treat black people and I literally feel nauseated at the ignorance and low class behavior of “large crowds of people”. We had a word in our household for ill mannered low class Italians who persecuted others as though they were better and I recommend poor Mario Balotelli use the word back at “Gli ignoranti” the next time it happens- the word is “Cafuni” as it was used in the Sicilian dialect to refer to cruel, mean spirited, prejudiced people who lacked class and sophistication. Mario-the next time it happens yell “cafuni” back at the crowd. The equilivent of calling them “white trash”. You have my blessing, even though you may have too much character to follow my advice. Sometimes you have to talk to cruel people the only way they understand.

  58. Antoinette says:

    I was so proud of Italy, my mother land when I visited the UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM and read a board that stated Italians were among the least Anti-Semitic in the years of the deportation of Jews, hiding them until the Germans came in and forced the situation. Now in these times I read about this disgrace of Italy and how they treat black people and I literally feel nauseated at the ignorance and low class behavior of “large crowds of people”. We had a word in our household for ill mannered low class Italians who persecuted others as though they were better and I recommend poor Mario Balotelli use the word back at “Gli ignoranti” the next time it happens- the word is “Cafuni” as it was used in the Sicilian dialect to refer to cruel, mean spirited, prejudiced people who lacked class and sophistication. Mario-the next time it happens yell “cafuni” back at the crowd. The equilivent of calling them “white trash”. You have my blessing, even though you may have too much character to follow my advice. Sometimes you have to talk to cruel people the only way they understand.

  59. Ruthie Pope says:

    I just wish, and I say this as a white person, that what we say didn’t matter so much. Why do I say we? Because, at some point we need to take responsibility. Not just deflect with – I’m not like that, that’s the Italians, the Germans, rednecks, white trash. Or absurdly look at the few insults or actions taken against whites as an excuse. We have a lot of the power, hate does not affect us the same way. We need to police ourselves. There is also the practical aspect, pendulums swing. We wont be in power forever.

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