Mario Balotelli charged by FA over Super Mario Instagram post

Introduction — Dec 5, 2014

You really have to wonder what new restriction the straitjacket of political correctness seeks to impose when a footballer is accused of “racism and anti-Semitism” for posting an image of a popular cartoon character.
Especially as the original sentiment behind the post was against “racism”.
Mario Balotelli’s post was titled “Don’t be a racist” and continued: “Be like Mario. He’s an Italian plumber, created by Japanese people, who speaks English and looks like a Mexican.”
The accusation of racism is made all the more absurd by the fact that the footballer is Black and he has a Jewish foster mother.
No one can argue that “protecting minorities” is a bad thing, which is probably why under its guise a new authoritarianism is emerging. Its main objective is to crush human liberties under the pretext of protecting those of “minorities”, be they Black, Jews or whatever.
The fact that it is allegedly protecting minorities makes it appear harmless enough. Like any protection racket however, the alleged aim of protection is no more than a ruse, the real objective is to apply pressure for extortion. Although in this case the object is the imposition of new parameters of control in thought and behaviour rather than the extraction of cash.
So that each of us careful not to infringe the parameters dictated by political correctness, which in turn are defined by a compliant media and politicians at the behest of their ruling overlords.

Mario Balotelli charged by FA over Super Mario Instagram post

Andy Hunter — Guardian.co.uk Dec 5, 2014

Super Mario

Super Mario

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for reposting an image of the Nintendo character Super Mario that prompted accusations of racism and antisemitism.

The Liverpool striker attracted criticism on Monday for posting a picture on Instagram that included the sentence “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew” underneath the cartoon character with whom he shares a nickname.

The 24-year-old quickly deleted the image and, having denied the accusations of racism and antisemitism on Twitter and pointing out that his foster mother is Jewish, issued an apology for any offence caused.

Balotelli submitted observations on the incident to the FA on Friday in which he detailed examples of the racist abuse he has suffered during a high-profile career with Internazionale, Manchester City, Milan and Liverpool.

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