Mario Balotelli might just be our favourite ever footballer…

Mario – not allergic to dressing like JLS


Let’s make no bones about it, The Spoiler absolutely loves Mario Balotelli.

Already this season he’s… dumped (one of) his girlfriend(s) by text, said this to Manchester police, snuck into a women’s prison, had a pop at Jackie Wilshere and Sophie Reade, and even copped a telling off from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Now it turns out he’s ALERGIC TO GRASS!

He was over a minute late coming out for the second-half of Manchester City’s Europa League game against Dynamo Kiev and spent the next ten minutes on the pitch frantically rubbing his face.

After taping socks to Mario’s hands, City boss Roberto Mancini had this to say:

“He had an allergy and his face was swollen but I don’t know why.

“He wanted to come out for the second half but had this problem 10 seconds before coming out.

“I came out one minute before the players and I didn’t see Mario.”

According to The Sun, a ‘City source’ has since revealed that Balotelli joins sporting greats Ian Poulter and Yoan Gouffran by being allergic to certain types of the green stuff.

Premier League groundsmen, you know what you have to do…

4 responses so far
  • R2Dad // March 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    From a media perspective I can see how super mario can be appealing. From a football perspective, I think he’s very talented but lazy and will never match the high bar he might achieve if he had a better work ethic and was more….congenial. Reminds me of TO:
    Great, million dollar physical specimen with a 10 cent brain.

  • Kyle // March 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    R2Dad, I think the phrase “Tongue-in-Cheek” applies to The Spoiler’s headline here.

  • R2Dad // March 12, 2011 at 6:50 am

    can’t be too sure. maybe they’re mancunians? i didn’t have my sarcasm filter on today….

  • immi // May 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm


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