Sure Mario Balotelli might have missed pregame curfew, but fining him two weeks wages is a little excessive.
“Roberto Mancini fined Mario Balotelli £250,000 on Sunday for breaking a pre-match curfew and told him marriage may be the way to cure his wild streak.”
“Increasingly exasperated by the Manchester City striker’s off-field antics, Mancini imposed the maximum penalty of two weeks’ wages after quizzing him about being photographed leaving a strip club in Liverpool at 2.45am on Friday.”
The man was only trying to get a couple lap dances. Balotelli even scored a goal in the 2-0 win over Bolton over the weekend. Maybe City should give him a stipend for his escapades if those are the results.