HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Other News

EURO 2012/ UEFA, Investigates banana claims

15.06.2012 18.35 by Transfer Market Web  read 1143
Source: Skysports.com
© foto di Daniele Buffa/Image Sport

UEFA is 'looking into' claims a banana was thrown on to the pitch during Italy's Euro 2012 game against Croatia on Thursday.

A photographer was reported to have witnessed a steward retrieving a banana in the 1-1 Group C draw in Poznan as well as hearing monkey chants directed at Italy striker Mario Balotelli.
European football's governing body confirmed it was aware of the claims, saying: "We are looking into the reports."

If Thursday's alleged banana-throwing incident was intended as an insult towards Balotelli, it would arguably represent the most serious bout of racism at a tournament that has been dogged by the problem.

Balotelli said before Euro 2012 that he would "kill" anyone who threw a banana at him in the street and would "not accept racism at all".

Allegations

UEFA is already probing allegations of racist abuse against the Manchester City striker in Italy's opening match against Spain on Sunday.

On Monday, Italy boss Cesare Prandelli rejected claims Balotelli was abused against Spain, saying: "That's absolutely untrue."

Balotelli, 21, said he would walk off the pitch if he was racially abused by fans at Euro 2012.

UEFA is also looking into allegations Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie was subjected to monkey chants during his side's Group A opener against Russia last Friday.

Holland players claimed they heard racist chanting during an open training session in Krakow before the tournament even began.

Other news Other News
Other news
Highlight

ENGLAND/ MAN CITY, Pellegrini: "David Silva has a problem in his ligament"

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says David Silva is out for three weeks with a knee ligament injury picked up against Newcastle in the League Cup. The Spain international underwent a scan on Thursday after limping off after just nine minutes of the 2-0 defeat to Alan

PARMA, Leonardi: "In January we'll be attentive on the market"

Interviewed by Teleducato, Parma CEO Pietro Leonardi has declared: "At the moment I woul be happy to recover Paletta, Biabiany and Cassani. Of co
 

SEVILLA, Mbia: "Coming here was my priority"

Interviewed by Diesefoot.fr, Sevilla FC midfielder Stéphane Mbia has declared: "Coming back here has always been my priority. Together wit
 

ARSENAL v BURNLEY, Preview - Wenger on team news: "Wilshere won't probably be available"

Talking about team news regarding injured and suspended players, the day before Premier League home match against Burnley, Arsenal manager Arsè
 

PSG, Lucas Moura: "Happy to have scored my first double here"

Commenting upon the 2 goals scored against Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain offensive midfielder and winger Lucas Moura stated: "I'm very happy
 

BORUSSIA DORTMUND, Klopp: "A very good first half from us at St.Pauli"

Commenting upon the 3-0 inflicted to St. Pauli, Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp stated: "We had a very good first half, we deserved to get
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510