Nice holds on to beat Lorient despite Balotelli’s red card

Nice striker Mario Balotelli has more red cards away from home than goals this season.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 days ago

Video surfaces of fans making monkey sounds toward Mario Balotelli

French Ligue 1 leaders Nice drew 1-1 to SC Bastia on Friday. But all talk surrounded Nice striker Mario Balotelli who alleged that he was racially abused by Bastia fans throughout the match. Saturday, video surfaced of Balotelli warming up pregame as some Bastia fans made monkey noises toward Balotelli.   After the match, Balotelli posted on Instagram about what he experienced...
Via The Comeback
January 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli finds new life in Ligue 1

A few short months ago, Mario Balotelli left Liverpool for Nice on a free transfer. It was a bad piece of business for the Reds, who basically decided to eat the £16 million they paid for him in 2014. His final numbers in his first season on Merseyside, four goals in 28 appearances, led the team to loan him to AC Milan last season. His injury issues and poor return of one goal...
Via 32 Flags
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli crashes Liverpool fans' wedding

The day you get married is already a pretty special one (of course), but getting to celebrate with Mario Balotelli was the icing on the cake for one recently wedded couple. Balotelli was in the right place at the right time for Vicky and David O’Leary when they were getting wedding photos done. As they were being photographed outside the Vincent Hotel, the photographer noticed...
Via The Comeback
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

New Italy coach states obvious and says Mario Balotelli could show better character

The sky is also blue and water is also wet. Mario Balotelli, whose club future is in question let alone his future with the Italian National Team, was told the pretty blatantly obvious by new Azzuri coach Giampiero Ventura. “In terms of his character, he could do much better. The fact he’s not playing at Milan, that Liverpool have abandoned him, means that he is at a crossroads...
Via The Comeback
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Jurgen Klopp explains why Balotelli has no future at Liverpool

Mario Balotelli is too good to sit around and wait for a chance that may never come. This is the conclusion of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who revealed to the media this week that he has told Balotelli that his future lies away from Anfield. Balotelli has been practicing with Liverpool since preseason training began, but Klopp doesn’t expect the Italian striker to feature...
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Balotelli penalty helps AC Milan to Coppa Italia win

TURIN, Italy -- Mario Balotelli converted a first-half penalty and AC Milan beat third-division Alessandria 1-0 in the opening leg of the Italian Cup semifinals on Tuesday.Getting his first start after several months out with an injured pelvis, Balotelli calmly scored from the spot after Luca Antonelli was fouled inside the area as he slalomed between defenders.As usual, Balotelli...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Crazy’ Mario Balotelli fan tattoos player’s name, number on back

Mario Balotelli hasn’t played much soccer in recent months, but the devotion of at least one of his fans hasn’t diminished. A Balotelli fan tattooed the Italian’s name and number on his own back. After seeing a photo of the tribute with his own eyes, Balotelli shared it and asked Instagram user haza3f the question on everyone’s mind. @haza3f THANK YOU for the support...
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mario Balotelli Doused With Champagne In Prank At 25th Birthday Party (Video)

Mario Balotelli’s 25th birthday party predictably wasn’t a cut-and-dry affair. Balotelli was doused with champagne Wednesday in a birthday-party prank gone right. Friends sang “Happy Birthday” to Balotelli, as he walked, but a few pranksters interrupted the song by showering the Liverpool striker with champagne. Balotelli shared the funny scene with his followers on Instagram...
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Casts Further Doubt On Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool Future

Mario Balotelli is firmly withing the moment of truth, as far his Liverpool career is concerned. Brendan Rodgers said Wednesday Balotelli would determine his own future and refused to guarantee the Italian striker a place in Liverpool’s first-team squad this season, according to the Guardian. Rodgers excluded Balotelli from Liverpool 2015 preseason tour, and his decision suggests...
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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