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Young Balotelli playing with his biological mother and brother
AC Milan star Mario Balotelli has revealed he doesn’t like talking about his real Ghanaian parents.
The 23-year-old was adopted by an Italian couple; Francesco and Silvia Balotelli after he was given up to a foster home as a boy.
The former Man City striker who was born to Ghanaian parents had a series of intestinal surgeries as he battled an illness while growing up.
He however recovered from this illness and took comfort in playing football on a small artificial field near his house where kids went seven-on-seven without knowing he was building his craft into becoming a world superstar.
Now playing for giants AC Milan and the Italian national team – the first black player to do so – the controversial figure prefers not commenting on the subject of his real parents even though he says he ‘sometimes’ connects with them.
“It is something I never talk about (referring to his biological parents),” he said in an extensive in...
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