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We Offer The Evidence:Is Balotelli Misunderstood?

We Offer The Evidence:Is Balotelli Misunderstood?

VIDEO: The main talking point from Manchester City's draw with LA Galaxy last night was the way the 20-year-old Italian attempted to back-heel the ball into the net and then his subsequent tantrum.

A lot has been said regarding Mario Balotelli but just for once I am going to let you do the talking. In the first instance this is what the City striker did to cause all this attention.



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ESPN TV pundits Shaka Hislop & Robbie Mustoe discuss the latest confrontation between Mario Balotelli & Roberto Mancini.



Now you've heard and seen the evidence the question has to be...

Is Mario Balotelli misunderstood?

Do you have an opinion? If you do then feel free to voice it in the comments section directly below this article.



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Writer:danielqpr
Date:Monday July 25 2011
Time: 7:44PM

Comments

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Who cares whether he was showboating, heard a whistle from the crowd and thought he was offside or whatever? All that matters is that the entire world is talking about Manchester City again, and despite the negative slant in most of the press, I doubt very much whether anyone will give a fig about his actions. What is important is that with one back heel of the ball, Mario not only allowed City to completely overshadow the rag's tour of the US, he made global headlines. You can't put a price on that kind of free publicity!
fifthcolumnblue
25/07/2011 20:17:00
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You should be a government spin doctor fcb.
Kanchelskis
25/07/2011 20:21:00
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How do you know I'm not Kanchelskis?
fifthcolumnblue
25/07/2011 20:26:00
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Very unfair on Mario. He heard a whistle - so did I.... To make a big deal about this is not necessary
Blue ponderer
25/07/2011 20:30:00
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We should make a poll for this one - on the extended highlights on MCFC.co.uk you can hear the whistle....Can you hear it? Yes/No
Blue ponderer
25/07/2011 20:35:00
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If it hadn't been for Mario we would never have seen Joe take that penalty and the subsequent celebration.
Thaibluefan
26/07/2011 00:39:00
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Mancini owes Balo a public apology.
RobsonGreensleeves
26/07/2011 13:57:00
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Robsongreensleeves, you can't be serious mate?
Bluedub
26/07/2011 14:36:00
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Deadly serious mate, if not an apology the an admittance of over-reaction. He killed the game as a spectacle by putting Milner on. I don't want Milner anywhere near a City shirt, I've only ever seen him an impact once, he's dull and predictable like Barry. Back to Ballotelli, I think Mancio could have called him over for a public dressing down and b*****s to the L.A crowd and press. He's unwittingly made a mountain out of a molehill. I'm more concerned about Dzekos goal-less tour.
RobsonGreensleeves
26/07/2011 17:29:00
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Actually that's very unfair on Gareth Barry, I was on a roll! Sorry GB.
RobsonGreensleeves
26/07/2011 17:34:00
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