By Chris Wright
Platini: Seen here with ‘friend’
UEFA President Michel Platini was warned that any player who chooses to walk off the pitch in protest over racist abuse at Euro 2012 will be booked for their insolence – specifically singling out Mario Balotelli, who has vowed to walk and/or kill any troglodyte fans that see fit to fling their filth at him during the tournament.
Platini told BBC Sport:
“It’s a yellow card. It’s not a player – Mr Balotelli – who’s in charge of refereeing. It’s the referee who takes these decisions. Referees can finish the game. They have this power in case of racism.