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#Mario Balotelli

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'Come and tell me these things to my face, we’ll see if the screen of your telephone will protect you'

Mario Balotelli has fired back after once again being the victim of unsavoury comments.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 21 September, 2018

Mario Balotelli backed by team-mate amid overweight claims

The former Manchester City striker has been supported by Pierre-Lees Melou after reports emerged that he reported for training weighing over 100kg

# mario-balotelli - Monday 10 September, 2018

Roberto Mancini defends under-fire Mario Balotelli

The Nice striker failed to fire in Friday’s game, which was his first competitive outing for Italy since the 2014 World Cup.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 24 August, 2018

'Nobody tells me what to do. I do whatever I want, with all due respect'

Staying at Nice was Mario Balotelli’s decision, with the striker claiming he turned down five offers.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 2 July, 2018

Balotelli fails to report for Nice training on Patrick Vieira's first day in charge

“We expected him at training today,” said Vieira.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Balotelli clashes with Italian deputy prime minister over citizenship laws

The striker does not want other children of immigrants to suffer as he did in waiting for citizenship until turning 18.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Balotelli says giving him the captain's armband would be signal against racism in Italy

The striker has been recalled after four years in the international wilderness.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Balotelli takes aim at offensive banner displayed in Italy friendly

The former Manchester City striker scored as his country beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 on Monday.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 28 May, 2018

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After 4 years in international exile, Mario Balotelli comes back with a bang

The striker scored the opening goal in Italy’s clash with Saudi Arabia.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Balotelli's earned Italy call-up,' says team-mate

The Nice forward is in line to win his first cap in four years when Mancini takes charge of his first game against Saudi Arabia

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Mancini ready to call on Balotelli after Italy appointment

The new Azzurri boss pledged to restore pride to the ailing national team and will consider recalling his protege.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 2 March, 2018

'He is worth €100 million, but he is a free agent, so he is a bargain'

Agent Mino Raiola claims Mario Balotelli is ready to return to Italy, though he also acknowledged negotiating with teams in England.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 12 February, 2018

Kick It Out slams 'unacceptable' booking of Balotelli for reporting racist abuse

Nice allege that the striker was booked for complaining to the referee over racist abuse from Dijon fans.

Mario Balotelli booked for complaining about racist abuse to referee, his club claim

The Italy international raised the issue after he became the target of jeers from home fans but was shown a yellow card for his trouble.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 25 December, 2017

The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt

Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'I’d happily go back there for free - it was the best year of my life': Balotelli talks City return

The controversial Italian has enjoyed a renaissance with Nice but is keen on playing Champions League football again.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Nice admit renaissance man Mario Balotelli likely to leave but who will take the gamble and sign him?

The Italian has rediscovered his form and rebuilt his reputation in France, but a lack of European football next season will lead to his departure.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

One of the best teams to watch in Europe have booked their Champions League group place

There will be no debut in the competition for Mario Balotelli and his Nice side.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'Best manager I ever had' - Balotelli responds to Rodgers' jibe

The pair ramped up the sarcasm in assessing one another following their dreadful time together at Liverpool.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Mario Balotelli throws French title race wide open

PSG played the last moments in Nice with only nine men after they had two players sent off in quick succession.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Scoring goals is not enough in modern football' - Balotelli told to work harder

Nice coach Lucien Favre is enjoying working with the enigmatic Italian striker, but wants to see more from him.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 9 April, 2017

French Revolution: Mario Balotelli continues to be the unlikely lad for the unlikely team in Ligue 1

The controversial striker has netted 13 times in the league for Nice, who are chasing Monaco at the top of the table.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Don't ask me for interviews again - Balotelli hits out at media

Coverage of a radio interview has left the Nice striker upset at how his quotes were recontextualised.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Mino Raiola: We are going to cut out Balotelli's tongue!

The Nice striker was given his marching orders for talking back to officials against Lorient, and his agent joked about a drastic solution.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 10 February, 2017

'Balotelli lets his head go down too easily'

Nice’s Valentin Eysseric has suggested the mental aspect of his game is preventing him reaching his true potential.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Inspired by Mario Balotelli, the team defying doubters at the top of the French league

Nice’s ascension is a result of successful gambles on players and astute coaching appointments.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 22 December, 2016

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Mario Balotelli shown a straight red card for this kick on a Bordeaux defender

There was late drama last night as Nice saw their lead at the top of Ligue 1 cut to two points.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 18 December, 2016

Mario Balotelli's French revolution shows no sign of ending anytime soon

The former Liverpool flop has rediscovered his goalscoring as his club sit at the top of the league.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 5 December, 2016

Liverpool included a £1m bonus in Mario Balotelli's contract if he didn't get sent off

Balotelli kept his side of the bargain but his career failed to take off at Anfield.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Are Mario Balotelli and Nice set to be this season's great underdog story?

The former Liverpool striker looks rejuvenated since moving to Ligue 1.

# mario-balotelli - Thursday 13 October, 2016

'Keep your shirt on, Mario!' - Balotelli gets warning from Mancini

The striker’s former mentor is confident the Nice man can score more than 20 goals this campaign.

# mario-balotelli - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Balotelli: 'Klopp doesn't know me, I spoke to him once'

The former Liverpool striker said Klopp met him just once and told him to go somewhere else, work hard and then return.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Balotelli scores last-gasp winner and then sees red as Nice go top of Ligue 1

The striker’s return to form continued today.

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 1 October, 2016

In-form Mario Balotelli misses out on Italy recall

Balotelli, Simone Zaza and Lorenzo Insigne are the biggest names to miss out on Giampiero Ventura’s Italy squad.

# mario-balotelli - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli has now scored 4 goals in 2 games after netting a brace against Monaco

Nice are now sitting pretty at the top of Ligue 1.

# mario-balotelli - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli - 'Joining Liverpool was the worst decision of my life'

The new Nice striker has bad memories of his time at Liverpool.

# mario-balotelli - Friday 9 September, 2016

Jurgen Klopp laughs off Mino Raiola's 'piece of s***' jibe

The Reds manager refused to be drawn on harsh comments from the agent.

# mario-balotelli - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Good luck with the Ballon d'Or!' - Carragher aims another jibe at Balotelli

The war between the two players has been ongoing for some time and the former England man has prodded the Italian once again

# mario-balotelli - Saturday 3 September, 2016

Mario Balotelli lashes out at 'bad player' Carragher

Mario Balotelli has called Jamie Carragher a “wonderful hater” for his comments about the forward’s time at Liverpool.

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