The striker was the subject of chanting from a group of men outside Italy's training headquarters in Coverciano, Florence on Wednesday.
"In 2014 we shouldn't have to deal with racism. We have to improve as a nation."
Ciro Immobile, Torino and Italy
The BBC are reporting that Italy and AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli was the target of racist chanting as he took part in a training session with his Italian team mates.
Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete has condemned racist chants directed at Mario Balotelli as "unacceptable behaviour".
"This is unacceptable behaviour," said Abete. "This should not happen - we will take this episode into account."
Local police intervened to allow Italy's training session to continue.
The important thing is that this is only a minority and they have no regard for civil coexistence."
Italy team-mate Ciro Immobile added: "In 2014 we shouldn't have to deal with racism. We have to improve as a nation.
"Fortunately, Mario was very calm. We know how serious this is but we don't want to further discuss this within the group."
Show Racism the Red Card condemns the actions of this small group of individuals and would encourage a focus on the societal conditions which enable such an open and public display of prejudice.