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A failed cheeky backheel by Mario Balotelli

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If you are in the need of a good laugh, Mario Balotelli once again has come through and provided the unintentional comedy. In the past, the mercurial Italian striker has fought an epic battle with a bib and thrown darts at kids out of sheer boredom at the training grounds of Manchester City - well this time, he has provided this bit of hilarity during a Citeh pre-season tour match versus the LA Galaxy:

Balotelli failed trick shot - Mancini takes him out (via MessiGoals2010)

The result of the friendly does not matter but kudos to manager for Roberto Mancini for being incensed and immediately pulling Balotelli off in the 32nd minute - I see this as a total lack of respect for both the game of football and his teammates. I could care less about the latter though. I love the look on Edin Dzeko's face though when Balotelli's little trick goes horribly wrong. It is even better that Balotelli is genuinely confused why anybody would be so upset with his genius!