Balotelli Scores Stunner and Films Celebrations on Pitch

For Italian striker Mario Balotelli, it’s never hard inventing ways to command the headlines…for footballing reasons and otherwise.

The Italy bad boy on Sunday put his Marseille side in front against Saint-Etienne with a brilliant overhead kick, then collected his phone from a cameraman before filming his celebrations with team-mates and uploading them to his Instagram story.

Marseille won the match 2-0, with former Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin also scoring a penalty.

Balotelli’s goal is the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker’s fourth in six games since joining Marseille from Nice in January.

Well, the 28-year-old isn’t the only player to take a selfie during a game.

Former Roma and Italy talisman Francesco Totti took a picture of himself celebrating after scoring against Lazio in the Rome derby in 2015.

Maybe it’s an Italian thing, or just something with legends…


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