Football hothead Mario Balotelli has found himself a new club – but he's in hot water already, less than a month after joining.
Swiss side FC Sion have been forced to issue a statement after a video of Mario Balotelli leaving a bar with a woman went viral before he failed to turn up to training as the renowned football bad boy continued to live up to his reputation.
Since the video was shared by hundreds on social media, the club has claimed that the Italian's absence from training was down to bronchitis, with a "large part" of the side heading out to the bars after their victory over Saint-Gallois last week.
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In a statement issued earlier this week, the club said: "This week, Mario Balotelli suffered from the onset of bronchitis and was directly supervised by the club's medical service who prescribed him antibiotics. Not having been able to train during the week, Mario Balotelli will not be travelling to Rapperswil tomorrow for the second round of the Swiss Cup.
"On the other hand, he will do individual training during the weekend with our physical trainer."
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The 32-year-old joined Sion after a season in Turkey at Adana Demirspor, with the striker having failed to live up to his potential after bursting onto the scene at Inter Milan before switching Milan for Manchester when he joined Manchester City.
It's safe to say Balotelli has had a rocky career, with him setting off fireworks in his house in Manchester in 2011. Since his departure from Man City, the former Italy international has bounced between European countries, with spells in Italy, France, Turkey and now Switzerland.
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