27 Feb 2013

Inter fined over racial abuse of Balotelli

12:03 pm on 27 February 2013

The Italian football club Inter Milan has been fined $100,000 after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing former Inter striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli was playing for his new club AC Milan in Monday morning's derby draw.

Inflatable bananas were waved by Inter fans but some observers questioned whether they were aimed at the striker, who spent four years with the club.

Ex-Manchester City striker Balotelli was also fined $20,000 for an "insulting gesture" towards Inter fans.