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Pepe Reina wears Mario Balotelli’s shirt as pajamas after saving penalty

Brooks Peck
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Napoli's Pepe Reina became the first goalkeeper to save a Mario Balotelli penalty in a competitive match and now he wears the shirt that Balotelli wore while suffering this notable defeat as his triumphant bedtime attire.

From Football Italia:

“I wear very special pyjamas now,” Reina told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

“It is made up of the Milan shirt Balotelli was wearing when I saved his penalty and some Napoli shorts.

“After saving the penalty, I couldn’t resist asking him for his jersey, as it was an historic event. He gave it to me and I brought it here to create an unusual pyjama kit.”

That's all fine and good, but wearing Balotelli's shirt to bed seems like it would open a door to a frightening dream world of exploding bathrooms and predatory enforcement officers. Reina is going to wake up in the middle of a self-guided tour of a women's prison one day and have no idea how he got there.

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