Liverpool's Mario Balotelli has been suspended one game following an insensitive post he made on his Instagram account.
The Italian striker known as "Super Mario" posted an image of the video game character Mario with the comment: "Don't be Racist! Be like Mario. He's an Italian plumber created by Japanese people who speaks English and looks like a Mexican ... jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew."
The post triggered a $39,000 fine from the FA, and Balotelli will be required to attend an education program for violating the organization's discrimination rules.
"The FA decision has made clear it was wrong," Balotelli wrote in a