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Apparently Mario Balotelli hates bullies, with a passion, and I suppose that make sense considering all the trouble he got as a child, and continues to get, in Italy over his race. However, he took a stunningly personal interest in the plight of one young fan.

As Balotelli was leaving Manchester city’s Carrington training ground recently, he stopped and signed an autograph for a young fan. While chatting with the kid, he asked why he wasn’t in school, being that it was a weekday. The boy admitted to his hero that he was avoiding school because he had been the victim of some vicious bullying by a classmate.

Upon hearing this, he drove the boy and his mother to the school he attended, marched into the main office and demanded a meeting with the headmaster. He then had the poor fellah tell the headmaster what had been going on, and who was bullying him. The two children eventually shook hands and made up, and Balotelli drove off in his Maserati.

According to The Sun: “Mario feels strongly about bullying and thinks it’s out of order.

“He had no qualms about sorting the mess out as he felt the lad should not be missing out on school.”

He may be a head case, but fair play to him for sorting this one out.

Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com


About the author: Matthew Wall


I've played soccer since I could walk thanks to my father and love keeping up on all the latest gear and gab. I'm in my twenties, and I'm lucky enough to have found work in search marketing for a leading soccer retailer after completing my M.A. at Georgetown in 2008. My team is Liverpool, and national side is Ireland, but I've also got a passion for GAA and a number of sports. Feel free to give me a shout on Google+


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