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Friday, 2 November 2012

Mario Balotelli: Racists will never change.

'Racist people are few and you can do nothing against [to change] them,' said Balotelli.
'You can talk, you can do what you want, but you can't do anything because they are just stupid people.
'When I wasn't famous, I had a lot of friends, almost all of them Italian,' he says. 'The racism only started when I started to play football.

Training day: City face West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday evening
Training day: City face West Ham at Upton Park on Saturday evening
'But me, personally, I hope I can help Italy to be a modern country like England or America.'
Balotelli also discussed his admiration of US President Barack Obama, revealing: 'I was really happy to see a black man be the chief [commander-in-chief]. I would like to meet him.'
Fang-tastic: Balotelli with Man City captain Vincent Kompany on Friday
Fang-tastic: Balotelli with Man City captain Vincent Kompany on Friday
Balotelli has endured a rocky relationship with City manager Roberto Mancini at times, but he told Time that he sees his countryman as a father figure.
'My relationship with Mancini is really important,' added Balotelli. 'He's known me since I was young and he's like a father to me. 'I used to play with the young children at Inter Milan, so I know him very well and I can tell him anything.'

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