Serie A: Mario Balotelli and the 5 Most Controversial Players in Italy

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Serie A: Mario Balotelli and the 5 Most Controversial Players in Italy
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Controversial: bad boy Balotelli is back in Italy after signing for AC Milan in January. (Pic: Getty)

As the English tabloid’s favourite character, Mario Balotelli, has returned to Milano, their Italian counterparts can rub their hands with the knowledge that raging headlines and ditto stories are bound to be in the horizon.

The legend is only exceeded by his stories, with everything from throwing darts at youth players, crashing cars, setting his own house on fire with fireworks before the Manchester derby, subsequently leading to the infamous Why Always Me t-shirt, driving around a women’s prison to “have a look around,” failing to put on a bib during training—the list is endless.

As Balotelli is settling in Serie A, Bleacher Report takes a look at some other controversial personalities already playing in Italy.

Introducing some sizzling stories and atrocious tackles, here are five of the most controversial Italian-based football players.  

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