Mario Balotelli hasn't been in training since being caught outside a bar
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Mario Balotelli has already been involved in a scandal with new club FC Sion, after joining them in the summer, when he was spotted coming out of a bar drunk, as can be seen below.
Balotelli isn't one for keeping a low profile at the best of times, as fans of Manchester City could attest to, having driven round in a camouflage painted Bentley during his spell there. And no, it didn't keep him hidden at all.
Football's bad boy/most understood player joined his 10th club in the summer, ending his spell in Turkey in order to move to Switzerland with FC Sion.
Of course, whilst playing for Adana Demirspor, Balotelli had his usual moments, mocking an opposition manager when he scored, because the manager in question called him 'brainless' 13 years before.
And it's not taken him long to land himself in trouble now he's in Switzerland, after the incident in the video where he was spotted outside of a bar.
Quite the picture. A supporter of St. Gallen comes onto the pitch in an attempt to get a picture with FC Sion sub Mario Balotelli.— Craig King - 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗦𝘄𝗶𝘀𝘀EN (@FootballSwissEN) September 10, 2022
A steward tries to prevent him, he is stopped by Balotelli. The photo is then taken by FC Sion manager, Paolo Tramezzani.
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However, it's not just him being outside of a bar that's an issue, with the player having not been in training since the incident, according to Swiss outlet Nau.
He has reportedly not been at any session and there's been no communication between player and club since he was being kept up by a friend outside of the bar in Lausanne.
Despite the fact the club haven't heard from him, the Italian's fans have actually seen that he's having a great time whilst not being in training.
The 32-year-old took to social media to post a picture on his Instagram story to show him lying back whilst enjoying looked like a very luxurious location.
Balotelli has made two appearances for his new club so far, without managing to score a goal, and the team don't have another league goal till after the international break.
They do however have a Swiss Cup game against FC Rapperswil coming up, although whether he'll be in the squad remains to be seen.
Despite still having his moments, Balotelli's real craziness seems a long way removed, and it's two years since he was locked out of training when he was signed for Brescia.
He rediscovered his form when playing for Demirspor, including one game in Turkey where he scored five goals in a game, including an outrageous Rabona.