Mario Balotelli Scores Winner Against Nice, Produces Rock, Paper, Scissors Celebration

For a guy who once came up with a line about not feeling the need to celebrate his goals because "the Postman doesn't celebrate delivering letters", Mario Balotelli is sure loving his goal celebrations at the moment.

The Marseille striker kicked it off by mocking Florian Thauvin's injury a few weeks back and then broke the internet last week with his incredible "Instagram selfie" celebration.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker grabbed his iPhone off the cameraman and recorded a video for his Instagram story, with several of his teammates joining in.

Balotelli continued his fine form at Marseille with yet another goal at the Stade Velodrome and it was extra special for the 28-year old as he notched the winner against former club Nice.

But while some players wouldn't celebrate against their ex team out of respect for them, Balo had a bust-up with manager Patrick Vieira, a former teammate of his at City, and he felt the need to celebrate.

And so when the Italian rose highest to brilliantly head home a sublime cross from Lucas Ocampos, he and Thauvin sat down for a very quick game of 'rock, paper scissors'. The camera panned to Vieria and he didn't look happy one bit.

In finding the net again, Balotelli has become the first player in 45 years to score in four consecutive Ligue One home games.

And unsurprisingly manager Rudi Garcia is pleased with what he's been producing on the pitch.

He told Canal Plus: "When we have a scorer like (Balotelli), of this calibre, we do not need 36 chances.

"I am very happy for him in the way he behaved. I think he handled this game very well beyond his goal.'

Josh Lawless

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