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Mario Balotelli Tells Sky Italia Host: 'You Don't Know Anything About Football'

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 25: Mario Balotelli of AC Milan speaks with Clarence Seedorf during the Serie A match between AS Roma and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico on April 25, 2014 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 26, 2014

Mario Balotelli caused a storm in Italy when the AC Milan star told a Sky Italia host during an interview: "You don't know anything about football. Trust me."

The Italian striker was speaking after his side lost 2-0 to Roma in Serie A, a result which sums up a frustrating and mediocre season.

Manager Clarence Seedorf had taken him off in the 69th minute, prompting a reaction from Balotelli, according to AP:

As Balotelli walked off, he appeared to question coach Clarence Seedorf's decision to remove him.

Balotelli said: "I didn't understand my substitution."

The same agency also report that Balotelli added: "When Milan wins Mario is great, when it loses Mario is bad."

And he challenged one host's football knowledge when he accused him of not moving enough on the pitch.

Balotelli reacted late in the night on Twitter, surprised by the furore surrounding his comments, and amazed he had divided Italy in two:

Mamma mia divido l Italia in 2! Però! Mentre quasi tutto l Estero è unito con me! What a strange game:-)

— Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) April 26, 2014

 

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