In a development that is sure to shock Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli announced that Mario Balotelli has gone two whole days of training without annoying him.
"Mario must just concentrate on what he does on the field. In only two days of training he has not managed to annoy me yet," Prandelli joked.
Despite this achievement, Prandelli has still left Balotelli out of his starting XI for Wednesday's friendly against Spain in favor of Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi.
Meanwhile, back in Manchester, Mancini probably dropped to his knees upon hearing this, overcome by the realization that maybe he just doesn't understand what a fun-loving guy Mario really is.
- Mario Balotelli