The best Mario Balotelli jokes as striker returns to AC Milan on loan

Maverick Italian returns from whence he came. Er, for the season.

The Mario Balotelli jokes were flying as he agreed to return to AC Milan on loan
BYE BYE: Balo (Image: Kamran Hussain)

Avail yourselves of the best Mario Balotelli jokes that Twitter had to offer as the maverick Italian returns to AC Milan on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

It just didn’t work out for the former Manchester City striker at Anfield, where he was so often spotted sulking on a bench that he practically demanded a can of Special Brew in his hand.

He will now go back to the Serie A, where he scored enough goals in his previous spell to convince Jamie Carragher that Brendan Rodgers had had himself a bargain at £16m.

As it turns out, Rodgers was just plain ol’ had.

Now set some fireworks off in the kitchen in celebration of these Mario Balotelli jokes…

Mario may have left but the memories remain – here is Balotelli's Liverpool career in photos: http://t.co/DNuEzT2bFq pic.twitter.com/jFcoUPGwyx

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) August 27, 2015

Mario Balotelli's move to Milan collapses after he fails the now traditional thumbs-up test during his medical. pic.twitter.com/mQvnX3NE50

— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) August 27, 2015

Carragher on Balotelli: August 2014: 'He's a bargain at £16m' August 2015: 'I still can’t believe they signed him' pic.twitter.com/F4PzVxji2t

— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) August 25, 2015

What you get if you cross a ball and Mario Balotelli? A goal kick.

— RandomSillyFunny (@MrRandomSilly) August 26, 2015

Balotelli: – Rodgers tactic didn't suit me. I agree. Rodgers wanted the strikers to score goals.

— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) August 28, 2015

Balotelli; 16 games – 1 goal Rooney; last 16 games – 1 goal The difference between the two is that Balotelli speaks better English

— Jamie Kop (@lfchero) August 26, 2015

Morning – waking up to news Balotelli is joining Milan. Here's the undoubted highlight of his #LFC career: https://t.co/nPPnlqro5h

— 888sport (@888sport) August 25, 2015