Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli warms up during training with his skull and crossbones poison symbol hat. I guess the hat’s appropriate, if you hang out with Balotelli you’re bound to get into trouble or even poisoned. If I was Owen Hargreaves I wouldn’t train next to Mario, especially since he’s prone to injuries as it is.
What’s true also though about Balotelli is he’s just a youngster, at 21 years old, and has loads of talent and skills. Hopefully he’ll focus on soccer and not get too wrapped up in all the other stuff. We’ll have to wait and see.
What’s hard for Balotelli is just how much attention he gets in England. Sure, he makes it worse sometimes but the press is pretty relentless with their coverage of football players. Balotelli isn’t afraid to step up and score big goals either, like this penalty kick.