Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli's Super Transformation At Nice Suggests Ballon d'Or Dream Isn't Wholly Implausible

Matt Gault | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

Balotelli is flourishing in the south of France, and it's warming to see him turn a corner. In Nice, the Italian has found the ideal environment in which to resurrect his career. Captured as Nice's marquee signing in the summer, Balotelli has thrived alongside Alassane Plea up front.

Balotelli Spotted Clubbing Just Hours After Being 'Too Injured' To Play For Liverpool

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Sport

Controversy magnet and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli appears to have ditched his football club for a nightclub, after being spotted at the One Cen...

Mario Balotelli In Bizarre Instagram Rant Telling People To Shut Up

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Sport

Controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has raised some eyebrows with a strange selfie video he posted on Instagram on Tuesday evening. The...

The Mario Balotelli Story: Comedy or Tragedy?

Chris Deeley | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

The most telling moment this season at Anfield wasn't when he was dropped from the squad - registering just 34 minutes of football in 2015 at the time of writing - nor was it the time he was slammed by boss Brendan Rodgers for swapping shirts with Pepe at half-time. It was, typically, something that happened off the pitch.

Seven Premier League Players With a Point to Prove in the Second Half of the Season

Jamie Spencer | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

People are already talking about who the stars of the campaign have been, but there are a number of high profile individuals that have been rather disappointing over the last few months and must do more to justify their billing.

Super Mario Bags A Brace

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Sport

Mario Balotelli has adopted a pair of white Staffordshire Bull Terriers from his local rescue centre in Liverpool. That’s one dog for each goal he...

9 People Who Still Think Casual Racism Is OK In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Warning: this article contains graphic racial slurs, because otherwise it would just be full of stars. When one of Ukip's candidates had to stand d...

Balotelli Faces FA Charges Over 'Racist And Anti-Semitic' Instagram Post

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Sport

Mario Balotelli has been charged by the Football Association for an Instagram post about the Nintendo character Super Mario that said he "jumps like a...

Racist Comments Are Just as Bad as Racists Themselves

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Sport
Jordan Jarrett-Bryan

As a high profile black man playing Premier League Football we know he's been subjected to a torrent of racist abuse and it's for that reason I feel really harsh in saying what I'm about to. He must be punished and punished severely for the post...

Brendan Rodgers Has Consistently Failed Liverpool in the Transfer Market

Jamie Spencer | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

​​Unfortunately for Liverpool, Rodgers' failings in the transfer market aren't exclusive to this past summer and are evident throughout his entire Anfield reign. His very first signings were Joe Allen and Fabio Borini, players he had successfully worked with before.

Seven Summer Signings Yet to Find Their Feet in the Premier League

Joe Difford | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

A number of summer signings have come into their respective clubs and flourished in the Premier League. However, that has not been the case for every new player and some have failed to find their feet or live up to expectations.

MP Confuses 55-Year-Old Dancer With Mario Balotelli

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

MPs got very excited on Thursday when they thought they spotted Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli watching a debate on drug policy in the House of Com...

Three Balotelli Wrongs by Brendan Rodgers

Nicolas Berg | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Sport
Nicolas Berg

The Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been heavily under fire this season, and thus far the criticism peaked in the wake of Liverpool being hammered...

Here We Go Again...

Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Sport

Police are investigating reports footballer Mario Balotelli threatened a woman said to have taken photographs of his Ferrari vehicle. The Liverpool st...

Player Focus: Could Di Natale Still Succeed on the International Stage?

Ben McAleer | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

With Mario Balotelli misfiring and Giuseppe Rossi out for the foreseeable future with yet another knee problem, Conte's top quality options up front are somewhat limited. Di Natele's goalscoring exploits are unrivaled in Serie A and there would be little doubt that he could transfer this form onto the international stage.

Liberal Leadership Hits New Low in Loyalty

Richard Hytner | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

Clegg is not alone this week in turning on his leader. In his new autobiography, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen takes a swipe at his Vice Captain Matt Prior, describing the wicket keeper as 'a Dairylea triangle thinking he was a Brie'.

What Has Balotelli Done To Annoy Rodgers Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Sport

Mario Balotelli's undistinguished start to his Liverpool career continued in Basel, as he risked manager Brendan Rodgers' wrath for not applauding the...

Whose Awful Haircut Is This?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Sport

That Mario Balotelli. He's so whacky, innovative and likeable with his "look at me" haircuts, isn't he? Yes, the Liverpool striker has got another ...

Groping Is a Posh Word for Assault

Mark Dolan | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Dolan

One of the few positive things to come out of the DLT case is that it should now be widely understood that to grab or seize someone in any physical way under the guise of humour or playfulness is completely unacceptable. And it should be understood that this behaviour is the first rung on the ladder of sexual assault.

Why Liverpool Don't Stand a Chance of Finishing in the Top Four This Season

Chris Deeley | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

The way Liverpool are headed at the moment, it's entirely possible that they'll be left to scrap it out with Manchester United for the last place in the top six, which would be a rather painful comedown after their title challenge last season.

Balotelli Suffers Racist Abuse After Mocking United Defeat

The Huffington Post UK & PA | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Sport

Police are investigating racist abuse targeted at Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli on Twitter after he mocked Manchester United's shock defeat to Lei...

Liverpool Deny Balotelli Kicked Wolves Player And Was Substituted' During Friendly

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Sport

Liverpool have denied reports Mario Balotelli was substituted during a behind-closed-doors friendly with Wolves after he kicked out at an opponent. ...

Why Mario Balotelli Won't Make Up for the Loss of Luis Suarez

Andrew Easton | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Sport
Andrew Easton

Balotelli sounds like the perfect replacement for Suarez, but it's his on-the-pitch attitude that will lead to him coming up short in replacing the Uruguayan in Scouse hearts... For all his teething problems and penchant for diving, you never hear the word "lazy" and "Luis Suarez" in the same sentence.

Ambling Arsenal - A Master Class in Mediocrity

Alex Wood | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Wood

Arsenal fans need to start considering what sort of football club they want to be. Wenger will forever be enshrined in their proud history, but is he the man to take them forward? His careful stewardship has seen The Gunners enjoy many incredible times. However, just one solitary FA Cup win since 2005 tells its own story.

He's Back: Balotelli Completes Liverpool Move

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport

Liverpool have sealed the £16 million signing of Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. The 24-year-old has agreed a "long-term deal" according to the clu...