Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was subjected to a barrage of racist abuse following a tweet he sent during Manchester United's defeat against Leicester yesterday.
The Italian, who joined Liverpool for £16 million over the summer, mocked Manchester United's performance but was inundated with angry responses from fans. He tweeted during the game at the King Power Stadium yesterday: "Man Utd...LOL" - which was retweeted 190,000 times as Manchester United fell to a 5-3 defeat.
However things soon turned ugly as some users directed a torrent of racial abuse towards the former Manchester City striker. Merseyside police say they are now looking into the incident, as are anti-racism charity Kick It Out.
They tweeted: "Kick It Out is aware of racist tweets directed @FinallyMario and will be reporting to the authorities. Thanks to all who have alerted us."
On the move?
Now the transfer window may be over but that hasn't stopped the speculation - and the Mirror say that Joe Hart could be on his way to Anfield.
The Manchester City man is user pressure from new arrival Willy Caballero, and Liverpool are reportedly waiting to pounce.
As things stand they can only call upon Simon Mingolet and Brad Jones as things stand, and they've been linked with a swoop for free agent Victor Valdes recently.
Daggers at dawn
Daniel Agger has been speaking about his exit from Liverpool - and has revealed that his relationship deteriorated with Brendan Rodgers last season.
The Dane has returned to Bronby, and says there was distance between the pair which led to arguments and ultimately his departure.
"Let me put it this way, me and the manager were perhaps not on the same page last season. For most the season at least," he said in an interview with TV3 SPORT.
"He and I maybe went wrong with each other because I am very direct. I say things as they are, so I expect people will be the same to me. Maybe it's wrong to expect this sometimes."
"There was much (distance) between us, and for me it was just enough. I felt that he didn't appreciate the things I could and contributed. When I feel that, then it's time to move on.
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