Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli was left unharmed from a car crash he was involved in early yesterday morning. The 20 year old was driving his Audi A8 when he collided with a BMW in Hulme, Manchester that left both parties unscathed.
Only two weeks ago I wrote an article (link at bottom of story) stating my opinion that Balotelli’s attitude could mean he’d be more trouble than he’s worth for City. While little is known about the details of the crash, I must say I’m hardly surprised it’s him involved.
I wouldn’t go as far as to speculate whose fault the incident was, but if you pressed me I’d say probably his. Generally when these types of ‘flash’ footballers (Balotelli, Ashley Cole et al) are involved in non-football incidents it’s almost always because of their own stupidity.
The crash could have been purely accidental, or even the other drivers fault. But my cynicism tells me there will be more revealing details at a later date.
My worry for City (worry may be a tad strong) is that this could be the tip of the iceberg. Some of Balotelli’s previous moments of genius include wearing an AC Milan top whilst being an Inter player and apparently not bothering with training. One thing on City’s side is that he has a good relationship with Roberto Mancini, who was his manager at Inter Milan.
Manchester City play Sunderland today at the Stadium of Light. Balotelli won’t be making the trip up to the North East because of an existing knee injury though.
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