Mario Balotelli Forced Out Of Manchester Derby

Chris Wright

9th, November 2010


By Chris Wright

Manchester City’s gloriously mental barm-ball Mario Balotelli has lost his appeal the against the dismissal he received during his side’s 2-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns on Sunday.

After scoring both of City’s goals, Balotelli tangled with, then appeared to stamp on, Youssuf Mulumbu and was shown a straight red card for his efforts. City issued a statement almost immediately after the game, saying that they intended to appeal against the call but the FA have announced this afternoon that the appeal has been upheld:

“At a Regulatory Commission hearing, a claim that the standard punishment is clearly excessive from Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli was dismissed. As a result, Balotelli will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect.”

The FA’s decision means that Super Mario will now miss the Manchester derby tomorrow night, as well as City’s upcoming Premier League games with Birmingham and Fulham.

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  1. Nick Sincere says:

    I can’t believe Pies has no story about the big training session throwdown between Zlatan and Onyewu…what’s up with that?

  2. deckard says:

    cuz zlatan getting into a fight with a team mate, or someone else, is almost a daily occurrence. if he wasn’t such a brilliant player then he’d have no friends in any team any where.

  3. I’m assuming Balotelli took notes on his training session with De Jong.

  4. Johnny Deigh says:

    Balotelli didn’t do anything. Mulumubu grabbed and held Balotelli’s leg as he went to ground so it looked like Balotelli kicked out when he didn’t. A little play acting by Mulumbu and Balotelli misses the Manchester derby.

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