Nice Fans Call Mario Balotelli Thief, Say He Betrayed Team


Nice fans aren’t being too kind regarding Mario Balotelli, who they claim betrayed them after he failed to attend the beginning of preseason training under new coach Patrick Vieira on Monday.

“First of all, we want to remind Mario that the Nicois welcomed him to Nice as a child of the city and the club, that he has been loved, hailed and supported like nowhere else and without doubt more than ever since the start of his career,” the Populaire Sud Nice ultra group said, according to Footmercato.

“We totally accept that support and are therefore all the more disappointed, and we feel betrayed that he behaves this way towards a club and fans who have respected him and helped relaunch him.

“In conclusion, Mario, when you are summoned for preseason, even if you know that perhaps you won’t stay, you turn up on time and say goodbye politely. Instead of stealing away like a thief in the night. You have got it all wrong, Mario.”