july 09, 2012 • 12:56 PM
• last update 12:59 PM
Mario Balotelli parties hard as preseason begins in Europe
While his teammates have begun their preseason preparation as Manchester City prepares to defends its Premier League title, the Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, was found partying in a nightclub in Saint-Tropez.
Mario was enjoying the good life with a bottle of Champagne while he smoked a pipe of hookah, while receiving a massage from a woman, bringing to reality everyone's caricature of Balotelli.
The 21-year old striker has had some arguments with his ex-girlfriend, Raffaella Fico, who is expecting Balotelli's first son.
If Balotelli was already a soccer celebrity, his performance for Italy in the Euro 2012 where his goals pushed Italy to the final, he has become one of the biggest stars in international soccer.