Italy will ban their players from using all social networks during next year's World Cup in Brazil.
Azzuri coach Cesare Prandelli confirmed the news to Rai Sport, via a report from Football Italia:
During the World Cup, the rules will be a lot tougher. I don’t know if there’s a campaign against Mario, I just know that he is always under pressure. Mario is still a guy who lives like the young guy he is, but sometimes he forgets that he is a world famous footballer.
Sadly, this move will deny the world an endless list of Balotelli selfies, like this gem: