Mario Balotelli agent threatens Manchester City exit after ban
Only Mario Balotelli truly knows whether he deliberately kicked Scott Parker in the head on Sunday, although the Football Association have banned the Italian for four matches after consultation with referee Howard Webb.
January 24th, 2012
It is the second time in 2012 that a Manchester City player has been controversially suspended for this length of time and Balotelli is clearly unhappy with the ban, feeling as though he has been subjected to special treatment by officials due to his bad boy reputation.
Mino Raiola is the player’s agent and also feels a sense of injustice, with the Italian telling a radio station that it could lead to Balotelli leaving English football.
He told Italian radio station Radio Radio: “Mario can’t be banned for four games.
“He wasn’t balanced and there was also a push from Modric.
“It is not an intentional foul because Mario doesn’t want to hurt anyone, he didn’t see Parker, that’s all.
“I want to be balanced but I’m worried because when English players are involved in more serious things, nothing happens, whereas when foreigners are involved, such as Balotelli or Kompany, they were treated harder.
“If I find that there is something strange against Balotelli, my duty is to protect and then take him away.
“In this case I would speak with City, I’d ask them Balotelli’s price and would look for the best team for him, as there are only six or seven teams he can play for.
“I talked to Mario who said he is happy to stay in England, but he does not understand certain things and they sadden him.”