Liverpool star striker Mario Balotelli has again entangled himself in another controversial matter. This time the eccentric footballer is engulfed in a racism storm after he was alleged to have made an instagram post featuring racially-offensive language according to UK's The Independent.
The offensive post in question featured a cartoon depiction of ‘Super Mario’ with lines of text including "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew". Mario Balotelli is affectionately known as Super Mario in Italy, where he has represented the national soccer team.
Although Balotelli deleted the offensive post soon afterwords, social media has been abuzz with Balotelli’s recent blunder prompting the star issue an apology to anyone offended by the post.
"I used a cartoon done by someone else because it has Super Mario and I thought it was funny and not offensive. Again, I'm sorry." said Balotelli on social media response.
The English Football Association has also contacted Bolatelli, asking the footballer to clarify his intentions actions on the matter.
"We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by the player. We will be speaking to the player about the issue," said a Liverpool spokesman.