Porto fined for Balotelli abuse

Porto fined for abuse


The European governing body has confirmed the punishment following a meeting of their control and disciplinary body which took place last week.

City lodged a complaint after Balotelli was subjected to monkey taunts during the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie at the Estadio do Dragao on February 16.

Porto responded by insisting they were singing in support of their striker Hulk, threatening to file a counter-claim against City for accusing the Brazilian striker of cheating in their chants.

City won the tie but went out to another Portuguese side, Sporting Lisbon, in the next round.

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