Mario Balotelli Hilariously Responds To Reports He Was Fined For Returning To Nice Overweight

Mario Balotelli returned to Nice overweight, he's since responded in typically hilarious fashion.

The Italian striker was slapped with a fine for returning to his club overweight. He apparently turned up weighing 103 kg - 16 stone.

And, naturally, Balotelli has poked fun of the situation by uploading a rather hilarious photo-shopped picture of himself on social media, not to mention another post which includes some scathing words.

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram

"Me fined for being overweight? 1 Look at the physique I've got! It's laughable that you talk of me being overweight," he wrote on Instagram Stories via Football Italia.

"2 Now go **** yourselves with your invented garbage! Now you even say I've been fined? Whoever wrote that ought to lose their job."

Balotelli in action for Nice from last season. Image: PA
Balotelli in action for Nice from last season. Image: PA

Meanwhile, a Nice employee commented on Balotelli's weight.

"He didn't feel any need to be there, as he was negotiating his transfer to Marseille at the time," he told L'Équipe.

"He knew he was suspended for the first three games of Ligue 1, so he wasn't in good shape."

It looks like the additional weight isn't helping his case with Nice manager Patrick Vieira.

"In the game against Lyon, you saw that he's not yet ready to play 90 minutes," he said. "He still has a lot of work to do."

"We'll have to be patient with him because, unfortunately, he didn't do the start of pre-season training.

"Regarding his attitude, he's good, he's working well. He's got a positive attitude. That's the most important thing."

Did you expect anything less from Balotelli?

Let us know in the comments.

Nasir Jabbar

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