Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association following allegedly racist and anti-semitic comments on social media.
Balotelli reposted an image of computer game character Super Mario on Instagram earlier this week, which included the words "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a Jew".
The FA announced in a statement: "Mario Balotelli has been charged by the FA in relation to a recent posting on social media.
"It is alleged the Liverpool player breached FA rule E3 in that his posting was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.
"It is further alleged that this is an 'aggravated breach' as defined by FA rule E3 as it included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race and/or nationality and/or religion or belief."