Inter Milan have been fined €15,000 by the Lega Serie A after racist chants were directed at AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli during a league match against Chievo.
Former Inter striker Balotelli, who has scored three goals in two games since joining Milan in January, found himself the target of a section of Nerazzurri fans who sang racist chants about him as their side beat the Flying Donkeys 3-1 on Sunday night.
Inter president Massimo Moratti was quick to condemn the behaviour and Lega authorities duly decided to punish the San Siro outfit, with Juventus and Napoli also receiving fines for the actions of several supporters.
After being made aware of the chanting directed at Balotelli, Moratti outlined his hope there would not be a repeat during the Milan derby on 24 February.
"I was told about it because I couldn't make out clearly what they were saying. I'm very sorry about that," Moratti told inter.it.
"I'm very sorry and I really hope it doesn't happen during the derby."