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Next line on Mario Balotelli’s CV: Crashed $220K Bentley in Manchester city center

Manchester City's Italian striker Mario

Manchester City’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli reacts during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Sunderland at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on March 31, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ?live? services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)

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Manchester City have confirmed that Mario Balotelli was involved in a car crash today in Manchester’s city center. Although a passenger was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, it appears the biggest injuries were to the cars, including Balotelli’s $220,000 Bentley. The Manchester Evening News showed a piece of the car resting serenely at road side.

The club also confirmed that Balotelli was not at fault (hadn’t occurred to me to care about that yet). I suppose we’re to infer that trouble is now finding him?

That may have happened with this one. According to a witness, a Vauxhall Corsa was making a quick U-turn, there was a bang, and after the Bentley came to a stop, it’s driver side window descended to reveal Balotelli’s demands: “get that man to me.”

The best part? The aftermath:


“Mario was on the phone and a short time later a Range Rover turned up with a couple of Italian-looking blokes inside who looked like they knew him.”

They weren’t just guys. They were “Italian-looking blokes.” Beautiful.

The party presumably drove off making Snatch-esque plans of how to avenge Mario’s fallen Bentley.

Also, I’m buying his kit.