It's a genuine shame that Mario Balotelli doesn't tweet more often, because when he does, it's one of the more amusing footballers' timelines.
First up Friday afternoon, the AC Milan striker hit us up with a version of himself as a blue-eyed boy:
What do u think? Ahahah pic.twitter.com/ariGo2eXya— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) December 13, 2013
And then—when one of his old teammates Micah Richards got in touch—he called out the Manchester City defender as his ugly twin:
@MicahRichards twiiiiiiin ahahahh What s up ugly copy of myself? Ahahah 😂— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) December 13, 2013
The 23-year-old was also in the news Friday after quotes surfaced from the Italian suggesting that he was ready to torment England when the sides meet at the World Cup next year.
Brazil is a perfect time for me to establish myself as number one striker in the world. The World Cup is where I want to make my mark. The best players always perform on the biggest stages …
All I will say is that I believe we are a stronger team than England and historically we always perform better than them at the major competitions.
Perhaps. So long as he remains entertaining along the way, most England fans will find a way to forgive him.