Balotelli started his career with Inter before a turbulent spell in
That was always likely to make him a target of abuse for the Inter fans, but reports in the Italian media suggest a section of supporters may have targeted him for his skin colour during the 1-1 draw.
Gazzetta dello Sport reported that inflatable bananas were being waved by Inter supporters during the match.
Balotelli was also seen to raise his finger to his lips in an apparent bid to silence his detractors.
The 22-year-old striker was unable to muster an even better response in the form of a goal, his nearest attempt hitting the post.
Earlier this month Balotelli was the target of racist chanting from a section of Inter fans during the Nerazzurri's game with Chievo, for which Inter Milan president
That was the second time Balotelli has been the victim of racism on his return to
The first saw Milan vice-president
That led to accusations of hypocrisy at the Rossoneri just four weeks after