Super Mario: Balotelli told he was to be a dad before scoring Euro 2012 double
CONTROVERSIAL ItaIian footballer Mario Balotelli was told he was to become a father hours before scoring twice against Germany in the semi-finals of Euro 2012.
Balotelli scored two stunning goals to knock Germany out of the tournament last week.
He was shown a yellow card after removing his shirt after the second.
The Manchester City player's girlfriend Raffaella Fico told weekly celebrity gossip magazine “Chi: “"I called Mario while he was with the national team before the match with Germany and I said to him: remember our dream of becoming parents? Well that dream has become a reality. I'm expecting a baby. Your baby'.
“"He remained silent at first, then he let himself go: 'you've given me the best news in the world', he told me.
‘’Then the next day on the pitch he scored two goals," Fico was quoted as saying.
After beating Germany 2-1, Italy lost 4-0 to Spain in the final last night. After the final whistle Balotelli stormed off the pitch but returned in time for the medal ceremony.