Balotelli missed start of Nice's 1-1 draw at Nantes for a silly reason!


Mario Balotelli risked the ire of his team-mates and coaches by deciding he needed to get his boots properly sorted AFTER Nice's game at Nantes had kicked off. The temperamental Italian was inserted into the starting line-up for the must-win clash but spent the first two minutes of the game on the sidelines getting someone to help him loosen his boots. Not sure why the former Liverpool and Manchester City striker couldn't have figured out his boots were too tight BEFORE kick-off but hey Mario is a unique footballer. The match ended with Nice's slim hopes of catching Monaco in the Ligue 1 title race suffering a blow with a 1-1 draw.

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