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Mario Balotelli has wrecked his high-powered supercar already

Manchester City forward in luxury car pile-up

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Apparently, the only thing worse than Mario Balotelli‘s wardrobe is his driving.

The 20-year-old totalled his £120,000 customised Audi R8 as he made his way to training to Manchester City‘s training ground in Carrington on Saturday morning. That’ll teach him for getting one of those indescribably tacky matte paint jobs.

Heading out on what was reportedly his first solo drive to work since moving Up North, the forward was minutes away from completing his trip before he got into a rather nasty prang with a BMW on the A56. Balotelli escaped unhurt, although his motor, which was brought with him from Italy, was left with one of its wheels hanging off.

A City official said:

The club can confirm there was an incident this morning near the training ground. Mario crashed his Audi into a BMW but, thankfully, emerged unhurt. He was able to train as normal and no police charges have been brought against any party.

Mario might want to consider using a private jet to get to training instead. Much safer.

[via News of the World]


6 responses so far
  • Sophie Stepover // August 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    What a selfish, pompous statement for City to release…

    1. Manchester City calls a car crash an “incident”???
    2. They only were thankful Mario emerged unhurt? What about the other driver?? Obviously Mario caused the collision because City says he crashed his Audi into the BMW–and not the other way around.
    3. Obviously Mario or City coughed up some $$$ to the other driver to prevent him from laying charges.

    Mario is bringing the stupid back to City.

  • Darren // August 31, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    The NotW said that Balotelli was on his way to Carrington when it happened. Is City’s training ground there too, or is the reporter just particularly stupid?

  • Sophie Stepover // August 31, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Both Man Utd and City have their training grounds on Carrington Moss. (Of course they’re separated …but can you just imagine if they shared the same training ground! Yikes!)

  • Giulia // August 31, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Povera R8!!! ….ma per fortuna Mario non si è fatto nulla (: (: …spero di vederlo giocare al più presto!!!

  • Uncle Sam // September 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Centre? those silly Brits cant even spell !

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