Found February 27, 2013 on Soccerlens:
PLAYERS: Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli to honour himself with life-size statue - originally posted on Soccerlens.comMario Balotelli’s time in England was dotted with moments that generated a lot of hilarity among Premier League followers. If the striker was not setting fire to his house or making a mess of undoing his training bib, he was found entertaining himself with an iPad while sitting in the reserve bench or throwing darts at a youth team footballer. The enigmatic Italian has now done what no other footballer or sportsman has done in living memory – that of commissioning a life-size statue of himself! That’s a first – Mario Balotelli commissions a statue of himself for himself! According to reports from various sources in the press, the striker has contacted a local artist for the statue which is to adorn his home at Brescia. The artist has revealed that ‘super’ Mario wants the statue with a pose of nonchalance and defiance, that which the striker generally does after scoring a goal. In terms of t...
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