Mario Balotelli has sparked anger after posting a picture of himself with a gun on Instagram.
The enigmatic striker posted an image of his collection full of identical pictures of himself under the status: "WHY ALWAYS ME?".
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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told reporters at a pre-match new conference that his spat with striker Mario Balotelli was "nothing special" and the photographs published of the incident make it look worse than it was.
Roberto Mancini told a pre-match press conference: "I will give Mario a hundred chances. Things like this can happen at any club."
Speaking at a pre-match press conference Roberto Mancini says "Mario is Mario" but he needs to change. He also confirmed he has no plans to sell the striker.
Roberto Mancini says the photographs of him and Mario Balotelli are worse than the incident actually was.
It is being reported that Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has arrived for training following his altercation with manager Roberto Mancini yesterday.
Mancini is set to hold a pre-match news conference later this morning.
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is believed to sparked manager Roberto Mancini’s fury by ignoring his order to return to the dressing room following a challenge on team-mate Scott Sinclair, according to The Telegraph.
The newspaper said Balotelli has previously been involved in clashes with Micah Richards and Jerome Boateng on the City training pitch. It added that the incident is likely to harden the club's resolve to sell the striker in the January transfer window.
The two were locked in a heated exchange of words before Mancini grabbed Balotelli and attempted to force him off the pitch. Mario Balotelli then shoved Mancini before the two men were separated by coaches. Mancini was later pictured crouching with his head in his hands.
Manchester City fear they may be stuck with their errant striker Mario Balotelli, despite a training ground bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini, according to The Daily Mirror.
– AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi speaking RadioRadio
It is true, we release Pato to Corinthians with the promise that he will be back to Milan in future, but Balotelli, as I have said on many occasions, doesn't convince me as a man.
The newspaper said City were hoping to sell Balotelli back to Italy, possibly to AC Milan who sold Brazilian striker Pato to world champions Corinthians.
But owner Silvio Burlusconi appeared throw a spanner in the works of any possible deal when he questioned Balotelli's character.
Despite playing down the news value of the Mancini-Balotelli bust-up, Robbie Savage has gone to the trouble of tweeting a photo of his children recreating the showdown at home.
"Hahaha what's all (the) fuss about it happens all the time in my house," he added.