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Ten unforgettable Mario Balotelli moments

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Mario Balotelli has returned to the Premier League, completing a £16 million move from AC Milan to Liverpool, so let's take a look at 10 of his most unforgettable moments.

10. Throwing darts at Youth Team players

"I was bored" was the reply when asked why he threw darts at the Manchester City youngsters, he got away without punishment and was given a slap on the wrist by the clubs officials.

9. "Why Always Me"

The Infamous 'Why Always Me' celebration came after opening the scoring in Manchester City's thrashing of United 6-1 at Old Trafford, was it a plea for the public to leave him be? Or a plan to cause a stir with the Old Trafford faithful.

8. Fights with teammates and his manager

Jerome Boateng was the first victim of a Balotelli scrap, then came club captain Vincent Kompany. Micah Richards was next, Manchini saying it was because the striker wouldn't pass Richards the ball in training, the last coming with the boss himself,  Roberto Manchini which eventually cost him his city career.

7. The wrong kit

After somehow getting away with going onto the pitch and playing with the wrong Jersey on while on international duty with Italy, he was pulled off the pitch by his manager and ordered to change shirts.

6. The "Hulk" celebration

The celebration that became an internet sensation, his two goals had seen off Germany in Euro 2012 and gave his Italy side a 2-0 win. Balotelli was that pleased with his goal it resulted in a tensing Incredible Hulk celebration which spurred into an internet meme, dressing him as a ballet dancer, soldier, builder, the list was endless.

5. Driving into a women's prison

After laying low for a while recovering from an injury, Mario, along with his younger brother where arrested in Italy and questioned after trying to break into a woman's prison, there reply - " We wanted to look around."

4. Stopped by the police

When asked by the police why he was carrying £5,000 on his person, he replied simply with "because I'm rich"

3. Setting his house on fire

Setting fireworks off in your bathroom will never end well, and for Mario it ended with him looking for somewhere ells to live after setting fire to his house. A few weeks later he became Manchester's ambassador for "firework safety."

2. School visit

On deciding to make a stop to use a local schools facilities the City striker thought he'd take a look around the local school, including bursting into the staff room and going into classrooms to introduce himself.

1. Buying household essentials

When going out to the shops and being ordered by his mum to by "household essentials" he returned with, a trampoline, a quad bike and a  Scalextric set.

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