Monthly Archives: July 2011

Untangling Mario Balotelli

I have something of a bizarre fascination with Mario Balotelli. Watching him is like waiting for a train wreck that you know is going to happen. Plus, I haven’t stopped laughing since seeing his Battle with the Bib. But his back-firing backheel in Los Angeles last weekend renewed my interest in the troubled City striker.

This week, in my Egos and Icons column for TORO Magazine, I wonder whether the talented Italian will be able to overcome his bizarre behaviour, unravel his tangled bib from the riddle that’s wrapped up in his enigma and win a kiss from Lisa Simpson become a successful and trouble-free footballer.

Ian Harrison

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