Milan Veteran Clarence Seedorf: Italy Is Not A Racist Country, Mario Balotelli Has A Stupid Attitude

Seedorf doesn't think Italy is steeped in racism...
Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has dismissed suggestions that Italian football is steeped in racism and says that Mario Balotelli being subjected to racist abuse doesn't reflect the general perception of the country towards foreigners.

Balotelli, now at Manchester City, was subjected to racist abuse and monkey chants by opposition fans when he was at Inter but Seedorf believes that this shouldn't be perceived as an innate quality of the country as a whole.

"There is no racism in Italy," the Dutchman of Surinamese descent is quoted as saying by Gulfnews.com. "There is ignorance and it's from a small group that doesn't need attention.

"Balotelli is an exciting player but his stupid attitude sometimes attracts attention from the crowd - nothing more, nothing less."

The Rossoneri are currently in Dubai for a winter retreat.

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