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Why always me? Huge Mario Balotelli effigy to be burned on Bonfire Night

What a guy. The Manchester City striker finds himself at the centre of a blaze once again.

Frank Shepherd of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society puts the finishing touches to this year's celebrity guy, a giant effigy of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli today.
Frank Shepherd of the Edenbridge Bonfire Society puts the finishing touches to this year's celebrity guy, a giant effigy of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli today.
Image: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

WE KNOW THE mercurial Manchester City striker is a fan of fireworks.

And now Mario Balotelli will be honoured by Edenbridge Bonfire Society in Kent on Fireworks Night, this Saturday.

The group decided to build the 30ft effigy when news broke, hours before the Manchester derby rout of United, that the Italian had set his bathroom ablaze by firing bangers from his window.

The striker subsequently fronted the Blues’ fireworks safety campaign. Last year the group picked England striker Wayne Rooney to burn.

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