Mario Balotelli Flies Home After Being Subbed

Mario Balotelli, Manchester City strikerManchester City forward Mario Balotelli stormed down the tunnel after being substituted against Sunderland yesterday and within hours, was back home in Italy according to the Daily Mail.

City fans’ and staffs patience may be running out with the 22-year-old as his attitude and off the field antics are becoming less of a joke and more of a hindrance. His performances on the pitch have hardly been world class either and this latest sulk could land him in trouble with Roberto Mancini.

City assistant manager David Platt said: “I don’t know why he disappeared down the tunnel.”

While Mancini said “I was happy with Mario,” before adding: “He can do better.”

Sergio Aguero came on for Balotelli in the 55th minute and took just five minutes to put City 2-0 up, another factor that may affect Mario’s chances of regular first team football at the Etihad.