Soccer

Balotelli's brother arrested

2012-12-23 21:38
Mario Balotelli (AFP)

Rome - The brother of Italian striker Mario Balotelli was placed under house arrest on Sunday for allegedly assaulting two police officers during a street brawl, Italian media reported.

Enoch Barwuah, the young brother of Manchester City's wayward star, faces charges of assault and resisting arrest after getting into a fight late on Saturday outside a nightclub in Bagnolo Mella, in the province of Brescia.

Barwuah was reportedly shirtless and barefoot when police arrived outside the club following a brawl, and assaulted two officers, the reports said.

The 20-year-old, who shares birth parents with the City striker, spent the night in a prison cell before being transferred to house arrest and is expected in court on Monday.

The episode was the latest controversy to surround the Balotelli family.

Earlier this month, an Italian magazine carried an interview with Balotelli's former girlfriend, who restated her claim that the footballer was the father of her newborn baby daughter.

Balotelli split up with former underwear model Raffaella Fico in July after she said she was pregnant with his child and was prepared to prove it with a test.

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