‘I ♥ Palermo!’ – Mario Balotelli Pays Loving Tribute To Sicilian Hometown With Photo Of Completely Different City

Chris Wright

3rd, February 2016



Mario Balotelli isn’t the sharpest sandwich in the drawer. This we know. This he has proved time and time again.

Set to return to the city of his birth, Palermo, with Milan on Wednesday evening, the striker decided to pay loving tribute to the town and show everybody just how proud he is of his roots by posting a photo on Instagram.

Next to the picturesque image of lights twinkling on an idyllic bay, Balotelli gushed: “I love the city where I was born!!! Palermo ♥ ♥ ♥”

Amo la mia città natale!!! PALERMO ♥️♥️♥️! ( la foto sempre Sicilia è).

A photo posted by Mario Balotelli🇮🇹🗿👪 (@mb459) on

However, it was soon pointed out to Balotelli in the comments section that he’d not actually posted an image of his beloved Palermo at all, but rather a photo of Cefalu – a town roughly 50 miles down the North Sicilian coast.

The Milan forward then added “It’s still a photo of Sicily” to his original caption in brackets.

Yeah, there’s really no need to be any more specific than that.