Video: Mario Balotelli subbed after showboat FAIL (LA Galaxy v Man City)
Mad Mario’s at it again
Manchester City enigma Mario Balotelli was hauled off half-an-hour into Manchester City’s pre-season friendly against LA Galaxy after fluffing an easy one-on-one with an outrageous showboat attempt.
The young Italian was through on goal when he attempted a 360° spin backheel goal, sending his effort wide. City boss Roberto Mancini nearly burst a blood vessel on the touchline and promptly subbed his striker shortly afterwards.
Balotelli did not take his place on the bench for the second half of the match.