Mario Balotelli can shake off clown tag in Italy

Updated: 31 January 2013 15:33 IST

Balotelli courted attention. Allowing friends to let off fireworks in his house and set fire to the toilet curtains in October 2011 was a gift to newspaper headline writers. Doubly so because this was before City's astounding 6-1 defeat of crosstown rival Manchester United, an epic match where Balotelli scored twice.

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