Mario Balotelli has responded to the rumours that he has started the season some 15kg overweight, weighing in at over 100kg. The Italian striker turned to Instagram to post a picture of his face edited onto a rather expansive body that quite clearly isn’t his, along with the comment “I’ve just taken a selfie! That’s an end to the rumours!”
The footballer, now 28, has just had a torrid summer, in which he attempted to leave Nice for Marseille, but was unable to force the move through and will now stay at Nice for another year.
Balotelli angry over weight rumours
Balotelli was enraged by rumours that he had been fined by Nice for his poor physical form, with the striker slamming it as “invented rubbish” and saying that he hoped the person who had written it “lost their job”.