Mario Balotelli Issues a Warning to Anyone Who Plans to Act Racist At Euro 2012 Next Month

Mario Balotelli Issues a Warning to Anyone Who Plans to Act Racist At Euro 2012 Next Month

Over the course of his career, Mario Balotelli has done some really crazy things. But, he's saved his craziest act yet for Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine next month.

Balotelli—who will play for Italy during the European Championship—sat down for an interview with France Football Magazine recently. And, during the interview, he explained that he's experienced racism in the past during his time in Italy's Serie A league and that he will absolutely not tolerate that kind of racism during Euro 2012.

"I will not accept racism at all. If someone throws a banana at me in the street, I will go to jail because I will kill them," he said, referencing an incident that occurred at a bar in Rome that involved several young kids throwing bananas at him. "It was lucky the police arrived quickly because I swear, I would have beaten them. I really would have destroyed them. I hope it never happens again...Let's see what happens at the Euros. I hope it will pass without a problem. I really couldn't deal with that. If it happened, I would walk off the pitch and return home. We are in 2012. It's not possible."

Like we said, Balotelli has done some really crazy things over the course of his career. But, walking off the field to protest racism would easily be his craziest. And, we definitely wouldn't blame him for doing it.

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[via Reuters]

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