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By virtue of their obsession, most nerds have a bit of crazy in them. A sucker for bully prevention and fireworks, Mario “Why Always Me?” Balotelli is no exception.
One of Roberto Mancini's prized possessions, Balotelli is frequently subject to some of the EPL's most fascinating stories.
Like a renaissance man of old, the Manchester City striker dabbles in many different disciplines, be it moonlighting as a super hero to young children or setting his house on fire.
Back in May 2011, a young fan outside Balotelli’s Etihad training ground reportedly confronted the Italian for an autograph. When asked why he was not in school, the lad slowly confessed he was being bullied. Balotelli then took the child in his white Maserati to confront the bully (and the headmaster) face-to-face.
While Balotelli did speak to both parties, there has been no word from the youngster as to whether the sudden appearance of a multi-million dollar footballer helped end his schoolyard torment.
A lover of fireworks, Balotelli once set his house on fire after releasing a few in his bathroom. An eminently reasonable thing to do, Balotelli himself was unharmed. His Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire property was not.
With eight goals in 12 appearances for the Sky Blues, crazy seems to work for Balotelli. Here's hoping he'll find another injustice worth solving in the future.