Mario Balotelli Wins Big At Casino, Gives £1,000 To Tramp

Chris Wright

20th, April 2011


By Chris Wright

Mario Balotelli, eh? An enigma shrouded in mystery then varnished with a thin coat of cryptic perplexity is what he is – sometimes he’ll throw darts at you and sometimes he’ll give you a hefty cut of his casino winnings.

According to The Sun, this week’s bizarre Balotelli story sees our compelling protagonist winning £25,000 during a trip to Manchester’s 235 Casino with Blackburn skipper Chris Samba (who knew?) last week, only to hand £1,000 of his windfall to a ginger-dreadlocked tramp that he passed on the way home.

An anonymous source told the red top:

“Mario is really generous. He always hands £20 notes to the Big Issue boys without even taking the magazine. There’s a guy he always sees around town with ginger dreadlocks and a beard. He carries his possessions in two carrier bags.

“He was outside the club in the early hours so Mario handed him a wad of notes after his big win. The tramp couldn’t believe his luck. It was enough to keep him going for months.”

Next week: Super Mario adopts three adult cheetahs then sets them loose around Manchester city centre, before headbutting Rio Ferdinand’s car until it explodes in the Old Trafford car park.

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  1. jimbeglin says:

    i bloody love this kid, football needs people like him! keeps it interesting!

  2. chimpo says:

    he’s still a total c-nut but agreed @jimbeglin, he does keep it interesting

  3. Lorenzo says:

    from twitter @microsatira: “Mario Balotelli ha dato 1000 sterline a un barbone. Tirandogli una moneta alla volta.”

    Balotelli gave away 1000 pounds to a tramp. Tossing him one coin at a time.

  4. roslers_foreskin says:

    I know that tramp through working with homeless families at manchester council, he will spend it on drugs, he’s a numpty and always kicking off in the customer service centre. Glad I left that job!!

  5. Michael D says:


    Oh Mario, never change :)

  6. Michael D says:

    @Chris W – btw, you almost had me spitting my coffee on the keyboard with the last bit about next weeks episode. Firstly because it was great but secondly because I thought that I wouldn’t dismiss either scenario.

  7. Chris says:

    @Michael D: Our aim is to please/short-circuit your computer!

    @Rosler’s Foreskin: Amazing insight into the inner-workings of your average hobo!

  8. peter says:

    ahh i wish this guy played for manunited, he deffo has a personality. makes the whole game interesting as well.

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