Mario Balotelli's Marcus Rashford t-shirt goes unseen during PSG defeat
Probably one of the most Mario Balotelli things ever.
This man, believe it or not, has form for wearing specially made T-shirts beneath his football jerseys, just in case he scores a goal.
Manchester United fans know this all too well - the Italian famously revealing a 'Why always me?' message having scored the opening goal of Manchester City's famous 6-1 thrashing of their neighbours at Old Trafford back in 2011.
Given his association with City (and Liverpool) it might come as a surprise to United supporters that, on Sunday, Balotelli reportedly wore a shirt beneath his Marseille jersey with a picture of Marcus Rashford on it.
The reason, though, becomes more obvious when you realise that this was for Le Classique - Marseille's game with Paris Saint-Germain.
Had he scored against their great rivals, Balotelli intended to mark the occasion by showing off a T-shirt with the picture of the man who dumped PSG out of the Champions League with his late penalty earlier this month. Given how badly the French champions took their last 16 elimination, we can safely say plenty of their supporters wouldn't have seen the funny side to this scarcely believable stunt.
Mario Balotelli reportedly had a t-shirt with the face of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford underneath his Marseille shirt in case he scored & celebrated vs. PSG this evening. #PSGOM https://t.co/oxtYykVRIi
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) March 17, 2019
Unfortunately from a Marseille perspective - and from the perspective of every shit-stirrer and drama-lover the world over - Balotelli didn't get on the bloody scoresheet.
PSG took the lead in stoppage time of the first half through Kylian Mbappe and, despite an equaliser from Valere Germain, they went on to win 3-1 thanks to a couple of second-half goals from Angel Di Maria.
It would've been interesting to see if Balotelli had flashed it for scoring a goal that still would've had them behind on the scoreboard. Can't rule it out, to be honest.
Onto the next one for this great in his own right.