The best Mario Balotelli jokes after Pepe shirt swap

More Balotelli-based fun after he swapped shirts with Pepe at half-time before being substituted in the 0-3 defeat to Real Madrid.

Now with a new shirt to add to the collection that this one is in, he probably won't be fazed by all these Mario Balotelli jokes following his shirt swap with Pepe during Liverpool's 0-3 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid
Mario was able to add a new shirt to his collection (Image: Brianza2008)

This is a selection of the latest Mario Balotelli jokes after the recent arrival caused a storm by swapping shirts with Real Madrid’s Pepe at half-time before being substituted in Liverpool’s 0-3 Champions League defeat at Anfield.

Not quite hitting top form at the moment, the Italian striker has received growing criticism from fans over the past few weeks.

PLUS! MORE: The best Liverpool jokes from 0-3 Real Madrid Champions League defeat

Exchanging jerseys with Pepe after 45 minutes is unlikely to aid his cause, although it should be noted that Liverpool had already conceded 3 goals prior to the teams going in for the break.

Whatever you think, check out the best Mario Balotelli jokes after he swapped shirts with Pepe and came off at half-time:

Brendan Rodgers trying to find Balotelli's receipt.. pic.twitter.com/38sAKPDq5B

— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) October 22, 2014

Mario Balotelli seen leaving Anfield after being subbed off at half time. pic.twitter.com/99FDWNrOQv

— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) October 22, 2014

Mario Balotelli subbed at half-time… pic.twitter.com/YbF7bgXvvS

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 22, 2014

Pepe's missus will be pleased, no need to wash Balotelli's bone dry shirt

— Paul McCarthy (@PaulMcCarthy66) October 22, 2014

Liverpool were doing so well until Balotelli swapped shirts at half-time

— Dion Fanning (@dionfanning) October 22, 2014

Balotelli did not get substituted. He's still trying to put Pepe's shirt on.

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 22, 2014

Odds on Balotelli to make it to the MOBO's before the end of the game? Think he's on Skepta's table.

— Martin Gritton (@MGritton) October 22, 2014

"…and with that Balotelli was gone from football. He was discovered some years later in a French village, running a small artisan bakery."

— BreakfastPercy (@BreakfastPercy) October 22, 2014

That awkward moment, sitting alone in the dressing room, when Balotelli realises the shirt doesn't say 'PELE'…

— Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE) October 22, 2014

It's bad but it's not quite balotelli.

— Anfield Oracle (@Anfield_Oracle) October 22, 2014

Great quote from Jamie Redknapp on Balotelli's price tag: "When you go into a supermarket there's a reason certain items are half price."

— Chris Wheatley (@GoonerTalk) October 22, 2014

Just imagine how much better Liverpool would have defended if Balotelli hadn't swapped his shirt. Nowt like a convenient scapegoat.

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 22, 2014

Traditionally in football players swap shirts when the game is over. So why the fuss about Balotelli swapping shirts when the game was over?

— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) October 22, 2014