Mario Balotelli has risked causing a race row with an Instragram post that referenced race and Judaism.
The controversial Liverpool striker posted an image which referenced Nintendo character Super Mario as someone who ”jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew’, according to the Telegraph.
He later deleted the post and tweeted ‘my Mom is jewish so all of u shut up please.’
Astonishingly it was the second provocative post the Italy forward had posted on the social media site today.
Earlier on he had posted a photoshopped picture which showed him holding his arm between the teeth on an image of Luis Suarez on a poster. He also deleted that after disgruntled Liverpool fans kicked up a fuss.
Balotelli is currenty injured but his social media activities could see him handed a ban if the FA decide to investigate.