Inter Milan to appeal Balotelli fine

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MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan will appeal the $10,000 fine imposed by the Italian league against striker Mario Balotelli for mocking fans after racial taunts.

Inter Milan announced the appeal on Friday.

Balotelli, the son of Ghanian immigrants, applauded Chievo Verona supporters when he was substituted during Inter’s 1-0 win Wednesday.

Balotelli scored the lone goal in the match and said he was bothered by boos from the crowd.

Inter was fined $21,500 for its fans’ racial abuse toward Chievo’s Brazilian midfielder Luciano and exploding fireworks.

Chievo was not fined.