Nicolas Spolli has not been punished by the sporting judge for an alleged racial insult towards Balotelli. During the second half of Catania-Balotelli, after a tackle by the Argentinian CB, Balotelli looks at Spolli and clearly says “You don’t tell me sh… n…” and they argued for a while.
The referee Rizzoli was near the accident and didn’t punish Spolli and there is no clear footage showing that Spolli racially abused Balotelli. Therefore, the Catania player escaped a possible 10-game ban. The episode has also been denied by De Canio and Allegri.
Mario Balotelli ironically commented on twitter:
Ahahah per fortuna che c'è giustizia in questo paese.
— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) December 3, 2013
Luckily there is justice in this country.