Thankfully, Burp favourite Mario Balotelli has never been far from our thoughts during the current tournament in Poland and Ukraine. So we thought it was time for a quick round-up of the best videos circling the web concerning this controversial Italian character.
Here it is then, the Manchester City striker’s oddest, funniest and greatest moments of Euro 2012 so far:
Balotelli can’t tie the laces on his boots
Balotelli plays with a corner flag during a training session
Mario Balotelli gets a strange massage
Italy’s Antonio Di Natale and Balotelli try to trip Antonio Cassano as a prank
Balotelli scores a great goal against Ireland, shouts and gestures towards the bench before being gagged by Bonucci
See Leonardo Bonucci’s explanation of the incident on YouTube (embedding disabled, sadly).
England’s Scott Parker doesn’t hold a grudge against Mario after stamp in Premier League game
Spin to 1 minute 34 seconds for the bit about Super Mario, then watch the stamp during Manchester City’s 3-2 win over Spurs:
Balotelli: “I certainly feel more of a man than a Peter Pan”
Only in Italian (sorry). After being likened to Peter Pan by his agent, Mario Balotelli responded at a recent Euro 2012 press conference:
I think these two metaphors are for Mario the person, not Mario the footballer, I think I am a man.
I could be Peter Pan – as in some of my behaviour I’m quite free, but I certainly feel more of a man than a Peter Pan.
Additional, added July 4th 2012:
Mario Balotelli’s terrible drink
This brilliant video appeared just one day after Burp posted Top 7 Mario Balotelli videos from Euro 2012 so far:
As mentioned in the comments, you may also want to check out Balotelli bashing a man with a clipboard and storming off after Italy were beaten comprehensively by Spain in the Euro 2012 final: