Mario Balotelli misses penalty, makes bizarre phonecall and has (apparently) turned over a new leaf
Don't worry, Liverpool fans. Mario Balotelli is a changed man!
How do we know?
Well, because he oddly decided to call AC Milan's CEO after he missed a penalty on Sunday afternoon.
Balotelli, whose proficiency from the penalty spot was legendary early in his career, failed from twelve yards as his spot kick was saved by Frosinone 'keeper Francesco Bardi.
The stutter run-up didn't work for Balotelli, who is on loan at Milan from Liverpool, and he was full of apologies at full time.
CEO of the Rossoneri, Adriano Galliani, revealed after the game that the controversial striker phoned him to say sorry for failing to convert.
“To give you an idea of how much Balotelli has changed, I’ll tell you that yesterday,” Galliani said. “15 or 20 minutes after the game he called me and apologised for having missed the penalty.
“He was unlucky yesterday, he missed the penalty and hit the bar in the 94th minute.”
Call us crazy but we somehow don't think that phonecall is enough for Reds fans to welcome Balotelli back with open arms.