Super Mario – Balotelli fights crime and gets the girl
Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who joined Manchester City last summer, has had a somewhat inconsistent season on the pitch. But off it, the 20-year-old has been providing headlines on a remarkably regular basis, the latest of which involved confronting a school bully.
With more tabloid stories than he’s scored goals, you may well have missed some of them. Yet his antics are quickly seeing the striker attain something of a cult status among City fans. So we’ve compiled a selection of the stories here so you can see why they think he’s so Super.
Many are impossible to verify, with un-named ’sources’ providing much of the detail. But all of these anecdotes made it to print…
When a youngster asked for an autograph outside City’s training ground, Balotelli demanded to know why the boy was playing truant. After the child revealed he was being bullied, Balotelli drove the boy and his mother to the school in question so he could tackle the bully himself. He demanded to see the headmaster to make him aware of the issue and then mediated between the two boys to resolve the issue. A source said: “Mario feels strongly about bullying.” Click here for the full story.
When Mario spotted the prostitute Jenny Thompson, who was linked with Wayne Rooney, leaving the toilets of a restaurant, he chanted “Rooney, Rooney” before flicking a middle finger at her friends. He then offered to fight one of her entourage. Click here for the full story.
At the same restaurant as the above incident a beautiful WAG wannabe walked in. Balotelli shouted ‘Hey!’ with food tumbling out of his mouth. The WAG went over and without saying a word, Balotelli handed her his phone so she could input her number. Click here for the full story.
After gambling at Manchester’s 235 Casino, Balotelli walked away with winnings of £25,000. Feeling generous, he gave a homeless man ‘with ginger dreadlocks and a beard’ £1,000. Click here for the full story.
Since moving to Manchester, Balotelli has racked up £10,000 in parking fines and had his white Maserati impounded 27 times. Once he was pulled over by the police who wanted to enquire why he had £25,000 in cash on his front seat. Balotelli reorted: “Because I can.” Click here for the full story.
Balotelli was ‘bored’, so threw darts at Manchester City youth team players to pass the time. Click here for the full story.
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