The Football Association said Friday that Balotelli also has been ordered to attend an education program for the "aggravated breach" of its rules.
Balotelli in early December uploaded on Instagram a picture of the video-game character Super Mario, with whom the Italian national team player shares a nickname. Text around the image included "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew."
Balotelli, who has been subjected to racial abuse on numerous occasions, posted an image of the computerized character on Monday with the heading "Don't be a racist."Suggest a correction