Famous and very controversial Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli, is one of those people who makes headlines for the wrong reasons; even on the pitch.
The half Ghanaian and Italian is at it again, this time for a photo he posted and then deleted of himself pointing a shotgun at his haters on Instagram.
The photo, which was probably removed for glorifying guns and making shooting people seem trivial, angered Balotelli’s employers AC Milan but vice president Adriano Galliani admits the club is powerless to stop players using social networks.
‘I have my own ideas about social networks and I’ve tried many times but our lawyer has always stopped me, saying that it would violate individual rights. In contracts it’s written
what players can and cannot do, but we can’t do anything regarding their private lives. We do it vocally but that’s not enough.’
Whilst Balotelli never named his haters outright, many assume that Super Mario has it in for many Italians after he faced more criticism than most players for Italy’s first-round exit from the World Cup.
Balotelli is currently on holiday in Miami with fiance Fanny Neguesha after Italy crashed out of the World Cup in the group stages. Balotelli scored the winner in a 2-1 win for Italy against England on June 15.