Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 5/12/13
Mario Balotelli has a reputation for the outrageous and the naughty — a sort of mix between Shaquille O'Neal and Metta World Peace — on and off the pitch.  The soccer star just keeps piling up headlines as fast as he scores goals — sometimes more. The 22-year-old is well known for his love of go-karting but is forbidden by his contract with AC Milan to drive the mini hot rods because the team is worried he may injure himself. However to get his Jeff Gordon on — while getting around the go-kart clause — the owners of the track allowed him to take his brand-new $300,000 Ferrari 450 out for a few laps on the high speed course.  Balotelli turned up at the Pala K karting complex on the outskirts of Milan with a group of friends and he spent almost an hour at the club speeding through the curves and straightaways of the half-mile track in his Ferrari as his pals cheered him on from the stands before they went for a bite to eat. Balotelli, who had a go-kart track built in t...
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