Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli gets Genghis Khan quote tattoo

Posted by - November 30, 2012 - Manchester City

Footballers love a tattoo, but after his recent goal against Wigan Mario Balotelli typically went further than most players, getting the following quote tattooed onto his upper chest:

I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you

Jesus, nice and light.

The quote is taken from Genghis Khan, who is a wonderful character to take inspiration from. After all, he spent most of his life massacring large civilian populations and is estimated to have ordered the deaths of up to 40 million people. He made a huge mountain of skulls in China.

Not sure being a footballer on £100,000 a week really justifies a quote form this man, but hey, that’s Super Mario.

Image tweeted by @DailyMail