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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli accepts FA charge for ‘Super Mario’ post

first_imgLiverpool forward Mario Balotelli has accepted his charge from the FA in relation to making Racist and Anti-Semitic comments on his Instagram page.The FA deemed the Italy strikers post to be an ‘aggravated breach’ as defined by rule E3 (2) as it referred to Ethnic origin, colour, race, nationality or religion or belief.His post referred to the video game character Super Mario, and although he apologised for his post on Twitter, he received a charge from the FA last week.The former Manchester City man has decided against a personal hearing and has instead submitted written mitigation.Balotelli will avoid the minimum five match ban as no specific punishments were outlined, and the Reds are hoping for a lenient punishment. 1 Balotelli accepts charge last_img