Watch: Mario Balotelli pays €2000 Cash to a Bar owner after he accepts to drive Moped into the sea at Mergellina, Naples, Italy.
Mario Beloltelli is a well-known loose cannon. Football is famous for providing an endless supply of characters like that. However, the Italian striker manages to stand out from them all following his never-ending eccentricities on and off the field.
In a classic exhibition of Balotelli’s outlandish incongruency, the Italian international challenged a bar owner to drive his moped into the sea. The incident occurred at Mergellina, on the coast of Naples, according to Football Italia.
Balotelli posted the video on his Instagram with the caption: “Good morning!”. The Bar Owner can be seen riding the moped in his underwear (Balotelli finally meets his match). Onlookers gathered to watch the bizarre incident and even cheered on. Balotelli was filmed laughing as he handed over the cash to the bar owner before lighting a cigarette.
“My moped was only worth €600 anyway.” ‘The bar owner said when reporters arrived at the scene. Luckily the man was unharmed and even retrieved his moped, remarkably still in working condition!
Mario Balotelli plays as a striker for French club Marseille and the Italian national team. He has played for several top clubs in Europe including Manchester City and Liverpool. On 23 January 2019, Balotelli terminated his contract with Nice and signed a contract until the end of the season with Marseille where he scored eight times in 12 appearances.
As talented as Balotelli is, his career is marred with controversies. The striker has been in the news for his off-field antics more than his on-field prowess. He is currently a free agent. Although he has been linked with a return to Serie A.