Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli seems to be back to his best, as he has claimed that he would kill anyone who acted in a racist manner towards him.
The forward was involved in a racist incident earlier in his career, where he nearly went on to lose total control and cause some serious problems for himself and the other involved in the incident.
However, he has insisted that should such an incident occur again, he might not be able to control himself and could end up doing some serious damage in the future.
When talking about what happened in the past, the controversial striker is quoted to have said: "There were two or three boys, and it was lucky that the police arrived quickly because, I swear, I would have beaten them.”
"I would have really destroyed them. I hope it will not happen again because if someone throws a banana at me in the street, I will go to jail, because I will kill them."
He then went on to admit that if there was any more racist behaviour during the Euros, he could end up either walking off the pitch, or doing something much worse than that in the future.
He continued: "Let's see what happens at the Euros. I hope it will pass without a problem. I really couldn't deal with that.
"I will not accept it at all. If it should happen again, I will leave the pitch immediately and I will go back home.”
"It's 2012 and it is unacceptable. Sometimes when you are strong as a player, people have to find other ways to make you angry. “
"They think the only way to hurt you is to provoke you."
It seems like Balotelli has finally put his foot down when it comes to racism. Despite the forward’s methods being a little extreme, it seems like the way he is going about things is how the Football governing bodies should.
There should be zero tolerance for racism and dire consequences should be placed on the shoulders of those, who indulge in such behaviour.
Nonetheless, despite all of this, it is now going to be interesting to see just how Balotelli is going to behave in the upcoming tournament and just how out of hand things might get with the forward already revealing his intentions.