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Football GIF: Balotelli Gagged By Bonucci After Scoring vs Republic Of Ireland

By Chris Wright

After this…

Came this…

Yep, after Mario Balotelli stuck away Italy’s second goal against Ireland with a pretty nifty volley, he got all lathered up and just was about to give us his finest warrior schtick until Leonardo Bonucci high-tailed over and forcibly saved him from himself – clasping a hand across Balotelli’s mouth and telling him repeatedly to calm down and shut up.

Said Bonucci:

“Whatever he said, he said it in English and I didn’t understand it. I put my hand in front of him because Mario is instinctive, and that’s also his strength. We spoke with him and he knew how he should have behaved.”

The reason (as if he needs a reason) behind Balotelli’s little tantrum? One line of thinking is that some of the Ireland fans gave him a ribbing as he was warming up on the touchline earlier in the game, the other that Mario was sounding off on Cesare Prandelli for having the outright temerity not to start him.

Either way, Bonucci probably just saved him about £80,000.

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By Chris on June 19th, 2012 in Euro 2012, GIFs, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “Football GIF: Balotelli Gagged By Bonucci After Scoring vs Republic Of Ireland”

  1. [...] he said, he said it in English and I didn’t understand it,” Bonucci said after Italy’s 2-0 win. “I put my hand in front of him because Mario is instinctive, and [...]

  2. plops says:

    If Bendtner got fined 80k and some racism got fined less, by my calculations that would mean Balotelli would get fined more than Bendtner because he is black. That seems to be how UEFA works.

  3. Benjamin says:

    He’s stupid & childish, but that was a great goal. I do think Bonucci saved him there. Although he probably sends 80K everyday like water….

  4. pray4muamba says:

    white player holding a black player’s mouth? that’s another 100k in UEFA’s pockets!

  5. JuanosDios says:

    Fuckin awesome teammate right there.

  6. domdonkey says:

    this was pro like my nan

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