Mario Balotelli has been featured more on the celebrity pages of the red tops than the sports pages of late. A persistent knee injury has caused him to be in and out of the team all season, but one thing that has been consistent is his string of women he generally has clinging onto him.
So way before he cheated on Big Brother contestant Sophie Reade with her friend while she was also in Mario’s flash apartment, he was dating Italian beauty Melissa Castagnoli. Somehow she didn’t win Miss Italy and was merely a finalist, but she flew into England to help Mario settle in his new home, a dab-hand with a IKEA billy book case so i’m told. She was soon splashed all over the papers, with questions arising as to whether she was the hottest wag in the country!
Like all romantic love stories though, it wasn’t too last, and trust the fiery Italian to end it in a subtle and kind way. Minutes before she was due to appear on an Italian chat show, she was dumped….by text. Hilariously Castagnoli then went on to read these texts out on the show, sadly when translated they don’t make a huge amount of sense:
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“I’m back [Balotelli had caught a private jet from Manchester to Italy] to make you change, but never mind, you’re sunk.Everything is against you tomorrow, bye!
You’re a stupid girl, the real problem is not a child, but stupid! Say hello to the [presenter], which is good for you!”
So Mario may have won no awards for his performances yet, but he has already entertained us with his personal life and if the past is anything to go by I think the amusement may keep coming, and as a City fan myself I expect to see him light up Eastlands in the near future like he no doubt lights up the exclusive clubs of Manchester.
For now though, lets enjoy the work of Melissa Castagnoli, the former WAG of legend to be Mario Balotelli. Click on the image below to launch the gallery.