FARE: Racism is a 'disease' in Italy

February 6, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
The Italian Football Federation said that unless a formal complaint was received, they would not be investigating reports Tuesday that AC Milan vice president Paolo Berlusconi used a racist term to refer to the team's new star acquisition, striker Mario Balotelli, an Italian of African descent.

FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) chief executive Piara Powar said Berlusconi's remarks show that racism is a "disease" in Italian society.

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