Mario Balotelli Unveiled At AC Milan, Has Few Parting Shots At English Football (Photos)

Chris Wright

2nd, February 2013


By Chris Wright

Here’s Mario with his new work togs, posing with Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri and Adriano Galliani at his official unveiling at the San Siro yesterday.

Balotelli also held a brief press conference, in which he had a few last things to say about English football:

 “If I have to be honest English football is beautiful. It’s ahead of Italian Calcio. But I had this dream to play for Milan.

“In England they talk about my personal life and exaggerate. Here in Italy you report their reports. I’m focused on Calcio.

“I spoke to [Italy coach Cesare] Prandelli and he told me he’s happy I’m back in Italy and I can get back to playing football.

“I have to say thanks to all City fans for always supporting me. I have to thank my teammates and my manager.

“The only good things in England were when I was at Carrington training. Everything else in England was bad things.”

When he was asked what he didn’t like about his time in England, Balotelli replied, “The press, the weather, the food, the way I like to drive, are all bad things about England.”

Yep. Hard to disagree on any of those counts.

Balotelli also flat-out refused to answer a question from a Sun journalist, telling him, “Your newspaper always wrote bad things about me, so I don’t want to answer any of your questions.”

Good lad.


Photos: PA

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  1. bollocks says:

    good riddance to him, a plague on english football

  2. ken says:

    he was a young tallent who was bullied out of english football by the press scum bags,he made some wrong disitions but didnt deserve the witch hunt off the press,i have got kids the same age as him and i would not like them to be treated the way he was.can any scum from the press say if it was the same for there kids in another country they think it is ok scum scum scum thats who they are.

  3. AT says:

    great player when he wants to be ( just look at match vs Germany)

    Everything he said in the report above is hard to disagree with, why should he answer a Q off The Sun when they pretty much tried to get him in bother.

    Sad to see him leave the PL from a non City Fan

  4. Jamie says:

    I find it strange that so many players complain about english food. If you don’t like it, there’s plenty of restaurants and takeaways that do foreign meals.

  5. Zam says:

    Don’t see much wrong with what he said, tbh, definitely on the part about the sun.

  6. BOB says:

    Whos knows this guy might mature in his home country to be one of the worlds best, he’s def got the talent he’s was just a dopey youngster in a foreign country with a looot of money. He aint raped no one likea lot of his less talented uk peers .No way was he a plague on english football.The Sun is. All the red tops are the footballers wifes lifestyle is Bollock.

  7. secret says:

    i am so sick of hearing everyone slander mario. lets talk about that french guy frank R . did he not sleep with 16 yr old prostitutes??? and all everyone wants to talk about is the Italian guy. everyone should mind their own and shut up

  8. There are many worse plagues on English football than Mario Balotelli. Let’s see… the tabloid press, Sky Sports, Roman Abramovich, Mark Lawrenson…

  9. Nuno says:

    This actually made me like him a bit more, it’s hard to disagree with anything he said and good on him for not answering the Sun journo. Overall I believe he was just a young kid with too much money, but the press amplifies x100 what he did.
    Now in Italy maybe he can focus only on his game. 2 goals in the first game for Milan is a good start.

  10. fibula says:

    I can’t believe people like ken up there ^ has children Mario’s age yet writes like a ten-year-old. Broken Britain. I loved the ‘scum scum scum’ parting line though.

  11. HS says:

    Quite apt that the plague comment was written by ‘bollocks’. I’d love to see footage of him telling the sun journo to whistle. Sounds fantastic

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