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Balotelli scores for Marseille - and then celebrates live on Instagram
The Italian striker shared his goal celebration against Saint-Etienne last night with his 8.4 million followers.

Imago 20190303 Imago / PA Images Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring against Saint-Etienne. Imago / PA Images / PA Images

MARIO BALOTELLI HAS a tendency to go against the grain. That much has been well established by now.

In Marseille’s 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne last night, the Italian striker celebrated in a fairly unique way after giving his side a 12th-minute lead. 

Having volleyed home his fourth goal for his new club since his January move from Nice, Balotelli made a beeline for a photographer, who handed him a phone.

Joined by several of his team-mates, the 28-year-old then broadcast their celebrations live on his official Instagram account to his 8.4 million followers.

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Roma legend Francesco Totti famously celebrated by taking a selfie after scoring in a Rome derby against Lazio in 2015, but a live broadcast is certainly taking social media celebrations to the next level.

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