Out of all of the characters in the Premier League, Mario Balotelli is one of the most interesting ones in the division. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit that he’s one-of-a-kind. Whether it’s his wink that incensed Rio Ferdinand in the FA Cup semi-final or his inability to put on a bib during a warm-up for Manchester City, the man seems to be from another planet.
That impression of an alien being is compounded in the Nike TV commercial shown above. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean.
Meanwhile, The Irish Independent newspaper has reported that Balotelli has accumulated £10,000 in parking fees since he arrived in England last summer. Plus, he’s had his car impounded 27 times.
On top of that, police questioned why he had £25,000 sitting in his glove compartment recently. Balotelli allegedly replied “because I can.”
He did get some good press last week after he handed a homeless man £1,000 after exiting a casino. But Balotelli has received £300,000 in club fines this season after getting into a fight with Jerome Boateng in training, and throwing a dart at a youth player.
Some of these things you can’t make up.
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