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Porto cop UEFA ban for abuse of Man City's Balotelli

FC Porto have received a fine of £16,700 from UEFA for racial abuse directed at Manchester City's Mario Balotelli.

The Italian was subjected to monkey chanting by Porto fans during his side's Europa League clash with the Portuguese club at Estadio do Dragao in February.

City lodged an official complaint following the match and UEFA have now found that Porto supporters were guilty of racial vilification.

"The UEFA control and disciplinary body has imposed a fine of 20,000 euros on FC Porto for racist conduct of their supporters at their first-leg round of 32 UEFA Europa League match against Manchester City FC on 16 February in Porto," read a statement released by UEFA.

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