Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has issued an apology after an image he re-posted on Instagram on Monday led to accusations of racism and anti-Semitism.
Balotelli, 24, shared an image on Monday evening on the social networking site featuring the Nintendo character Mario that included the words “jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew.”
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Sep. 6: Mexico v. Chile (Friendly), Flamengo v. Gremio (Brasileiro)
Sep. 7: Germany v. Scotland (Euro Qualifying)
Sep. 8: Switzerland v. England (Euro Qualifying)
Sep. 9: Czech Republic v. Netherlands (Euro Qualifying)
Sep. 10: River Plate v. Godoy Cruz de Mendoza (Copa Sudamericana)
Sep. 11: Boca Juniors v. Rosario Central (Copa Sudamericana), Cruzeiro v. Bahia (Brasileiro)
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Aug. 5: UEFA Champs. League Qualifiers, CONCACAF Champs. League
Aug. 6: Asuncion vs San Lorenzo (Lib. Final 1st Leg), MLS All Stars vs Bayern, UEFA Champs. League Quals (inc. Celtic vs Legia)
Aug. 7: Europa League Quals., CONCACAF Champs. League
Aug. 8: Galaxy vs Earthquakes, Reims vs PSG (Ligue 1 Opens), Morelia vs Tijuana
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Aug. 4: Man U vs Liverpool (ICC Final), MLS Homegrown Team vs Timbers U23
Aug. 5: Champ. League Qualifiers, CONCACAF Champ. League (inc. Montral Impact vs FAS)
Aug. 6: UEFA Champ. League Qual., Nacional vs San Lorenzo (Lib. Final 1st Leg), MLS All Stars vs Bayern, Napoli vs Barcelona
Aug. 7: Europa League Qual., CONC. Champ. League
Aug, 8: LA Galaxy vs SJ Earthquakes, Reims vs PSG (Ligue 1 opener)
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Finally we get to talk about what really matters: transfer rumors!
Oh, and there are some games too:
July 15: KR Reykjavik vs Celtic & other Champions League Qualifiers
July 16: Lanus vs Atletico Mineiro (Recopa Sudamericana Leg 1), Philadelphia Union vs NY Red Bulls, Champions League Qualifiers
July 17: Europa League Qualifiers, Hearts vs Man City (Friendly)
July 18: RB Leipzig vs PSG (Friendly), Tijuana vs Puebla, Querétaro vs Pumas UNAM
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