- Nice have reportedly fined Italy striker Mario Balotelli for
starting the season overweight.
Balotelli was heavily criticised for his performance during
Italy’s recent 1-1 draw with Poland, before it emerged in the
Press that the striker had hit 100kg.
Although Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivere did not confirm
the 28-year-old had been fined by the club, he alluded to it
“Mario will have a great season because we’ll put him in the
best condition and because he’s a great player,” he told Nice
“However, Nice don’t have the habit of treating certain
players differently. Mario played himself offside.”
It also comes after the former Inter and Milan and manchester city hitman was
left out of the French side’s Ligue 1 match against Stade Rennais on Friday.