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Wednesday 17 September 2014

In Pictures: Manchester City star Mario Balotelli's controversial career

Dropped from Inter Milan squad (November 2008)
Becomes youngest Inter Milan goalscorer in the Champions League, netting against Anorthosis Famagusta. Despite this, Balotelli is dropped from the squad shortly afterwards with coach Jose Mourinho citing a poor attitude.
Dropped again (January 2009)
Mourinho drops Balotelli for the second half of January, questioning his commitment in training.
Fourth red card (April 2012)
Balotelli sees red for two bookable challenges on Arsenal full-back Bacary Sagna. Also guilty of a shocking first-half knee-high challenge on Gunners midfielder Alex Song.

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has again found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons after his red card in yesterday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.

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Here, we look at some more of Balotelli's colourful on-and off-field incidents.

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