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Reporter thinks Roberto Mancini is Mario Balotelli, awkwardness ensues

Ryan Bailey
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To be fair to BBC Match of the Day reporter Damian Johnson, Mancini and Balotelli do look incredibly similar.

In other Balotelli news, the endlessly entertaining striker has been fined two week's wages — around $400,000 — for being caught in a Liverpool strip club in the early hours of Friday morning. The City manager has suggested the wayward 21-year-old may calm down if he gets hitched. Reports The Telegraph:

"Mario stayed on the bench for five or six games because his behaviour wasn't good. I'm very kind with him and with other players and all of them should have good behaviour for them and for the squad."

Asked whether marriage might be the answer for Balotelli, Mancini said: "Could be, could be."

If Balotelli is going to settle down with his Bunga Bunga party-lovin' girlfriend Rafaella Fico, he may want to limit his weekday jaunts to gentleman's clubs. Or maybe just go out with someone who doesn't attend Bunga Bunga parties.

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