The Italy international withdrew from his appeal yesterday to a Premier League tribunal imposed on him by the club for his poor disciplinary record.
But the controversial 22-year-old has now found a new way into the hearts of the Etihad Stadium supporters by starring in one of the funniest football videos this Christmas.
As part of the official Manchester City advent calendar, Balotelli and Argentina international Tevez were filmed wrapping Christmas presents.
However, the video shows that Balotelli is the one who needs most help in getting his parcel covered properly.
Balotelli even asks his teammate if he will wrap his end of the present, but Tevez insists that the striker should do it himself.
The Italian tries to blame his inability to cut paper straight on the fact he is left-handed, which Tevez refuses to accept.
“Mario, use your head a bit,” the Argentine declares. “No wonder people say that you are daft.”