Wednesday May 21 2014
Police patrol Italy training

Italy’s training sessions are now patrolled by police after someone shouted racist abuse at Mario Balotelli from outside.

The incident occurred this morning at the Coverciano training ground near Florence, where the Azzurri are preparing for their World Cup campaign.

A young man, reportedly a teenager, shouted racist abuse at Balotelli through a fence round the back of the training camp.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, by the afternoon session there were police officers checking the perimeter.

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