Mario Balotelli returns to his car after being refused entry to Brescia's training ground
(Image: Twitter/Davide Zanelli)

VIDEO: Mario Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground

Serie A club set to sue former Man City striker.

Mario #Balotelli si presenta al campo d'allenamento di #Torbole ma non lo lasciano entrare.

"Il certificato medico scade domani", dice il #Brescia. pic.twitter.com/XJ2Y5MTvN8

— Davide Zanelli (@zanellidav) June 9, 2020

This was the moment former Man City striker Mario Balotelli was turned away from the Torbole training ground of Serie A club Brescia.

A mask-clad Balotelli, who had scored five goals in 19 appearances for the Italian team this season, was filmed walking back to his car.

Since he was ill in the last week, the club gave him "an extra day off" sending him an e-mail yesterday night right before midnight, but he didn't see the e-mail so he showed up. Tomorrow he should be at training ground running alone. (2/2)

— Davide Zanelli (@zanellidav) June 9, 2020

Brescia are set to take legal action against Balotelli and his agent, Mino Raiola, over “slanderous accusations” that they excluded the player from coronavirus testing.

In a statement, they said:

Brescia wish to clarify that we respected the medical protocol to the letter and even privately hired a full-time specialist (at real expense) to deal with any possible health emergencies linked to COVID-19.