Zeman: Roma fans are not racist

Former AS Roma coach Zdenek Zeman has taken aim at AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. Zeman insists the jeers from Roma fans on the weekend were not racist.

Former AS Roma coach Zdenek Zeman has taken aim at AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

Zeman insists the jeers from Roma fans on the weekend were not racist.

“I am a man of Rome,” he told RTL 102.5. “I have been here for 20 years and the people have always shown me love.

“I can only thank them - not only the fans of Roma, but also Lazio.

“The problem is not the colour of the skin, but the behaviour. If a player performs well, nothing happens.

“They did not whistle Balotelli because of his skin colour, but his attitude. He can be controversial at times.”

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