Revaled: Why Mario Balotelli had £5,000 in his back pocket when he crashed his car

Mario Balotelli had reason to be worried.

Within a couple of weeks of arriving in a new ­country, Manchester City’s £22million signing was caught up in a car smash.

The young Italian was heading to City’s training ground in his Audi R8 eight days ago when the ­incident happened.

The police raced to the scene, breathalysed ­Balotelli and interviewed him. The breath test was negative, but the police demanded to know why a 20-year-old, who speaks faltering English, was ­carrying £5,000 cash in his back pocket.

Balotelli’s response was honest: “Because I am rich.”

Ironically, the other driver involved in the Balotelli crash has been a City season ticket ­holder for 25 years.

Now Mario, be smart and don’t carry all that cash around with you in future.

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