Super Mario Shows Up Stramaccioni On His Big Day
Things have been relatively quiet on the Balotelli front lately. He hasn’t set anything ablaze, angered someone, or sparked a new trend in Twitter hashtags in a while. Meanwhile, all eyes have been on Inter and their spectacular downwards spiral. Yesterday, shockwaves rippled across the blue half of Milan when the news broke: Claudio Ranieri had been sacked, with Andrea Stramaccioni named his interim replacement.
What to do, when you’re used to being the center of infamous attention? Well, the answer is obvious, if you’re Mario Balotelli, of course. You get yourself to Milan (even though you live in Manchester), and you crash a press conference.
The former Primavera chief, who recently led his side to victory in the final of the NextGen Series, was appointed as successor to Claudio Ranieri as boss of the senior side on Monday. During his first press conference as Nerazzurri supremo, the proceedings were interrupted when former player Balotelli entered the room. The City striker amiably greeted Stramaccioni and the Inter directors who were present and wished them luck before oh-so-casually taking his leave once more. Inter’s new boss was so stunned that he turned to a journalist after Super Mario had left and asked: “What was the last question?”
Such a shame he didn’t think to ask “why always me?”