Mario”s Christmas cracker! Balotelli buys 1k round in local boozer… before heading to church
“Why Always Me” was the slogan which adorned Mario Balotelli”s shirt recently, but his Christmas antics should surely explain the reason why the Manchester City striker makes so many headlines.
Balotelli enthralled drinkers at a local pub in Manchester where he put 1,000 behind the bar as a Christmas treat for the patrons.
City”s Italian striker then headed over to church to attend Midnight Mass before handing over 200 into the collecting tray.
Christmas spirit: Balotelli forked out 1,000 for drinkers in a local pub
Those gathered at the Tudor pub in Peel Hall were astonished when the 24million striker arrived for some pre-Christmas drinks.
A source told The Sun: “Nobody could believe it when he walked in.
“The last thing anyone expected was a big celebrity like him turning up for the service but he was very polite and charming and didn”t draw attention to himself.”
First stop: Balotelli put 1,000 behind the bar of this south Manchester boozer
“He was very down to earth. Everyone wanted to talk to him and he took it in his stride.
“It”s not a smart pub, so it was a big surprise when he walked in.”
Balotelli then headed over to St John”s church in Chorlton, where manager Roberto Mancini was among the attendees a year earlier.
Praise him! The City striker then headed over to this church in Chorlton