Milan are said to be furious with Mario Balotelli after he posted a picture of himself aiming a rifle at “haters.”
The striker had already been warned about his off the field behaviour and the need to uphold the Rossoneri’s public image at all times.
Therefore the club was dumbstruck when Balo posted a picture of himself on Twitter and Instagram pointing a rifle straight at the camera with the phrase: “Big kiss to all the haters.”
He later deleted the tweet, which came the day after a mass shooting in Texas which killed six people, including four children.
Today’s sports newspapers in Italy all have the image on their front page and report new Coach Pippo Inzaghi feels “betrayed” by Balotelli’s behaviour.
The tactician was already annoyed by photographs of SuperMario smoking while on vacation.
“I will always forgive a technical error, but will never forgive the wrong attitude. A Milan player cannot get it wrong off the field,” Inzaghi said in his presentation Press conference.
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