English Premiership

Strip club visit costs Balotelli

2012-03-07 21:47
Mario Balotelli (File)

Lisbon - Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been fined a week's wages for breaking a club curfew after being pictured outside a strip club less than 48 hours before a match.

The controversial Italy international violated club regulations by visiting a club in Liverpool in the early hours of Friday morning. City played Bolton in the Premier League on Saturday, with Balotelli scoring in a 2-0 win.

Balotelli is reported in the British media to earn £120 000 a week.

City manager Roberto Mancini said on Wednesday that "every player should have good behaviour before the game."

Balotelli has generated numerous headlines for his off-the-field antics since joining City in 2010.

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