Last year, a Shrekish Wayne Rooney became the first footballer to ever get a giant, fireworks-filled effigy in his honor for Guy Fawkes Night. This year, the only man it could've been, Mario Balotelli -- complete with Super Mario cap, diamond earrings, hand-held mansion, a giant bottle rocket and "Why always me?" shirt -- gets one of his own.
Balotelli was a late, yet unanimous pick for this year's effigy. But having a firework house fire and promoting fireworks safety days later made him an easy pick for the Edenbridge Bonfire Society.
From the Daily Mail:
Jon Mitchell, from Edenbridge Bonfire Society, said: 'We were all quite worried a few days ago because no celebrities had done anything quite silly enough to be celebrated on November 5.
'We thought about the politicians and the other usual suspects - but Super Mario earned a unanimous vote among the committee.'
The effigies are always done in good fun and Mitchell said that he's sure a man like Mario will see the humor in it. And it's even funnier when you realize that even after the 30-foot, fireworks-filled Balotelli has been set ablaze, it still won't be the most dangerous Mario Balotelli out there.
- Mario Balotelli