Five-time Serie A champion Chiellini made the comments in an interview with La Repubblica before the publication of his autobiography which also talks about the Brescia striker.
"Balotelli is a negative person, with no respect for teammates,"...
Balotelli, who grew up in Brescia, joined his hometown club when they returned to Serie A after an 11-year absence. However, the 29-year-old scored just five goals with Brescia rooted to the bottom of the table -- 10 points from safety -- when Serie A was stopped in March.
Brescia president Massimo Cellino has said the Serie A season should be cancelled and referred to the coronavirus as a "plague."
Italy Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte halted all sports in the country at the start of March, including Serie A, until April 3 because of the outbreak.
Second-placed Lazio, who are one point behind leaders Juventus, are reportedly unhappy about the suspension of the league, but Brescia president Cellino said football should not be the priority in this climate.
Sassuolo forward Francesco Caputo celebrated a goal in their 3-0 home win over Brescia on Monday by trying to reassure fans over the coronavirus outbreak in what is likely to be the last Serie A match until April.
Caputo scored from close range in the 45th minute of the match, held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus, then went to the camera and held up a piece of paper with the message "Everything will be alright, stay at home."
The game was being played shortly after Italy's National Olympic...