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Jay DeMerit was the motion capture model for the Balotelli flex in FIFA 13

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Since Mario Balotelli unleashed his instantly iconic shirtless flex goal celebration on Euro 2012, there have been demands for it to appear in the upcoming FIFA 13 video game. Well, EA Sports apparently listened to gamers for once and included the move in a motion capture session starring the Vancouver Whitecaps' Jay DeMerit and Alain Rochat.

DeMerit was the one doing the flexing, though it seems the FIFA 13 version won't be exactly like the original since the shirt removal aspect apparently requires more advanced technology. Or maybe FIFA doesn't allow EA to include since it's against the rules?

The Balotelli Flex. (Getty)

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