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Monday 5 December 2016

Grass has Sculli feeling green

Published 12/03/2011 | 05:00

Lazio's Giuseppe Sculli has been undergoing allergy tests this week after being rushed to hospital during last weekend's 2-0 home win over Palermo when he "swelled up and turned pink, like a prawn" as his coach Edy Reja put it.

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Sculli, who scored both goals in the first half, appeared to suffer an allergic reaction to green paint used to colour the grass.

On Thursday, Man City's Mario Balotelli suffered a similar reaction during the defeat at Dynamo Kiev. Balotelli was given an antihistamine injection during half-time after his face swelled up, and was eventually taken off in some discomfort. City is known for the number of big egos in the dressing-room but at least this may explain Balotelli's big head.

Irish Independent

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