Sunday 22 October 2017

Balotelli's indiscretions

CAR CRASH

Early in his time at Manchester City, Mario Balotelli, driving his Audi R8, was involved in an accident. The police, soon on the scene, asked him why he had £5,000 in his pocket. The answer? "Because I am rich."

PRISON VISIT

In October last year, he was questioned after he drove into the grounds of a women's prison in Brescia, Italy.

DART ATTACK

In March this year, the striker escaped punishment following his decision to hurl darts, aimed at youth players, from a first-floor window at City's Carrington training complex.

TRAMP GIVEAWAY

Balotelli then showed his generous side in April when he handed £1,000 to a homeless person following a £25,000 casino win in Manchester.

iPAD ON THE BENCH

In September, he failed to impress Italy coach Cesare Prandelli after taking his iPad to the substitutes' bench during a friendly match with the Faroe Islands.

Irish Independent

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