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.