Originally written on Ghanasoccernet  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Balotelli being mobbed by fans in Italy as he goes on a walkabout With the Italy team lying low in the hotel at the Confederations Cup in Brazil because of the protests, Mario Balotelli ventured out into the streets and even held up the traffic. He tweeted: “I look like a person from Bahia.” The striker met up with his grifriend Fanny then a friend and walked along the seafront getting stopped regularly by fans.  He didn’t say, “We’re all Bahians.” After going out for a walk among the locals Mario Balotelli tweeted: “i [sic] look like a person from Bahia!!!” A person who ignores the protests kicking off around Brazil – which have resulted in two fatalities and dozens of casualties and forced his team-mates to remain locked away in the hotel – and goes outside onto the streets of Salvador, attracting applause and autograph requests. Mario, as Prandelli puts it, is “busy with social work” such as a humanitarian project for the Mata Escura favela. OFF DUTY — Three kilometres around
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