We wouldn’t have thought Mario Balotelli was one to miss a party, but on Sunday the Manchester City star striker decided to go for a quiet meal instead of celebrating his team’s first league title win since 1968.
Manchester City beat Queens Park Rangers in stoppage time this weekend in an impressive Barclays Premier League final match, snatching the Premier League title from reigning champions Manchester United. However, when the squad celebrated at their official victory party at Manchester Town Hall later that evening, Mario was nowhere to be seen.
The 21-year-old was instead spotted looking like he’d just been told his team had been relegated, as he and his glum face ate out at San Carlo restaurant. Mario refused to smile at the paparazzi and kept his arms crossed the entire time he was being photographed. Even a standing ovation from the other diners in the restaurant failed to cheer him up.
When asked after the match whether the rumours that he might be leaving Man City are true, moody Mario simply said:
Too many people talk. Too many people speak about me bad. And now they need to shut up. That’s it. Man City is a great club, it’s a great team, great team-mates. I don’t see my future far from here, so I think I will only be here.
Remind us not to invite him to any Pappzd parties in the future.