Merseyside Police open inquiry into racist abuses meted out to Liverpool forward, Mario Balotelli on social networking site, Twitter
Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli received racial attacks after his Man Utd taunt after the club lost to 5-3 to Leicester City at the King Power stadium on Sunday
Balotelli whose side also lost 1-3 to West Ham on Saturday tweeted ‘’Man Utd… LOL’’ and that was followed by a series of attacks, one of which used the words ‘Monkey and Ebola’ on the player.
''@CraigSainsbury which read: “Fuck you Mario you fucking nigger. Got eat some bananas and get ebola you dirty monkey,'' a comment read.
Merseyside Police confirmed that there were racist attacks on the 24 year-old and are out on a search for the offenders
"We can confirm officers are looking into offensive comments made on Twitter about Mario Balotelli earlier today (Sunday)."
The police also confirmed that they have launched an investigation: "yes, we are," adding: "As far as I am aware there have been no complaints but we have been made aware of it by a number of press inquiries."