‘I’ve Created An Unusual Pair Of Pyjamas’ – Pepe Reina Sleeps In Mario Balotelli’s Milan Shirt After Saving His Penalty

Chris Wright

10th, October 2013

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By Chris Wright

Italy Soccer Serie A

A fortnight or so ago on-loan Napoli ‘keeper Pepe Reina became the first ever goalie to save a Mario Balotelli penalty when he got a strong right hand to the Milan striker’s spot-kick when the two sides met at the San Siro.

Given that he’d just made a little bit of history, Reina felt compelled to ask Balotelli for his shirt after the game and Balotelli duly obliged – though if he knew what Reina had in mind then we imagine he may well have been a little more reluctant to hand it over.

Indeed, Reina has admitted that he now sleeps wearing Balotelli’s shirt having fashioned it into a slightly creepy pair of pyjamas, telling Italian reporters:

“After saving Mario’s penalty I couldn’t not ask for his shirt. It was a historic event. He gave me it and I’ve brought it home to create an unusual pair of pyjamas. I sleep with his shirt and Napoli shorts.”

O…kay. Nothing weird about that, nothing at all. Just, just please tell us you washed it first.

(Via @JamesHorncastle)

Posted in Kits & fashion, Newsnow, Serie A

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  1. anon says:

    Reina is a superstitious man, he’s probably hoping it gives him luck.
    He has given various interviews in the past describing other things he does.

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