Originally posted on The Daily Rival  |  Last updated 3/5/12

When it comes to Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, little surprises me. You may also be familiar with some of his hijinks. So when news broke that the 21-year-old was getting lap dances at a Liverpool strip club called “X in the City” until nearly 3 a.m., mere hours before scoring his 14th goal of the year in Man City’s 2-0 win over Bolton on Saturday, I only marked it down as another chapter in the legend of Balotelli.

Because he broke curfew, Balotelli should expect to be seeing hefty fines coming his way from the club. From the NY Post:

The Italian badboy’s visit ahead of City’s Saturday game with Bolton was in clear breach of the club’s imposed curfew, which prevents players from hitting the town less than 48 hours before a fixture. [...]

City boss Roberto Mancini later confirmed he would hit Balotelli with the “maximum fine that we can” if the reports are true.

“I will speak with him [Sunday] because I am disappointed with him,” he said. “A professional player cannot stay out until 2:00am.” Balotelli can expect to receive a fine of two weeks’ wages, worth around £250,000, for his night out.

Mancini, who thinks its time for Balotelli to get married, added that he believes his striker could have scored “three or four goals” had he gotten enough sleep the night before. I know, jeez. Even though you’re about to play the team tied for last in the EPL, you should only be getting lap dances until 1 a.m. Gosh, where are Mario’s priorities at?

[via Deadspin]

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