Mario Balotelli’s most confounding moments
Mario Balotelli was recently dropped from the Italy squad for breaking gaffer Cesare Prandelli's code of ethics.
It shoudn't really be surprising, since he was recently suspended for four matches after his stamp on Tottenham's Scott Parker.
Funnily enough, that wasn't the first (or last) indiscretion Super Mario will commit in his career. Though still only 21, he's already gotten into more trouble than some footballers have in their entire careers.
Let it be said, however, that most of these acts of misconduct seem to stem from an eccentric personality. For the most part, it doesn't seem that Balotelli is truly malicious, which is probably why Roberto Mancini keeps tolerating his madness.
Here are some of the most famous cases of the Italian's strange behavior.
Click on the pictures above to see the most famous Mario-related incidents.