By Chris Wright
The Postman always scores twice! Safe to say Mario Balotelli had an emotional old night on Thursday eve, rolling Bild’s pompous plane gag up and sticking up their collective arschs by sending Germany sprawling out of Euro 2012 with a couple of smart goals – goals which he later dedicated to his adoptive mother, Silvia, who made the trip to Warsaw to watch her boy play last night.
After the final whistle, Balotelli located his mum in the crowd and went over to share a teary moment. We’ll let the man himself pick it up from here:
“After the game, when I went to my mum I said ‘these goals are for you’. I waited for this moment for so long and I wanted to make my mum happy. Tonight was the most beautiful of my life – but I hope that this Sunday is even better.”
Bless ‘im. It’s almost as if this whole ‘bad boy of Italian football’ malarkey was and is complete and utter fabricated tripe.
(Thanks to everyone who sent this image over to us last night, much appreciated)