Football GIF: Mario Balotelli Stamps On Scott Parker’s Face
By Chris Wright
In which, shortly before scoring the winning penalty in Man City’s at-the-buzzer victory over Tottenham yesterday afternoon, Mario Balotelli – for reasons unknown – quite obviously rakes his studs down Scott Parker’s Tibetan Fox face…
Not our Mario’s finest moment. In fact, it’s pretty disgusting on his part. Needless, opportunistic, completely intentional and potentially incredibly dangerous – not to mention a nailed-on red-card offence.
We don’t want to go all Daily Mail on you, but Parker could have been blinded given the angle and venom behind the stamp. Balotelli had no idea where he was planting those studs as he raked at his prone opponent. Could’ve been cheek, could’ve been forehead, could’ve been eye socket.
Couple this with Joleon Lescott’s forearm crack across Younes Kaboul’s jaw…
…going completely unpunished and it seems that the FA may have a fair bit of retrospective work to get through this week.