Where is Mario or maybe a better question would be, who is Mario? Balotelli is probably the most enigmatic footballers of recent times, being able to inspire admiration & frustration in equal measure, both on or off the pitch. Although still only 22, Balotelli has already had a career that most players would envy. Between 2 clubs, Internazionale & Manchester City, he’s won 4 League titles, 2 domestic cups and 1 UEFA Champions’ League. It could be argued that Italian football is suffering the racism that afflicted the English game in 70s and 80s. Balotelli, like John Barnes & other black players who represented their national team, has suffered racist taunts from his own team’s fans. Such is the problem in Italy, and it must be added some East European countries, that in January 2013 during a “friendly” against Pro Patria, Kevin-Prince Boateng and several other Milan players walked off the pitch during the first half following racist abuse from a section of the crowd.
Prints available in sizes 1000 x 700mm and 594 x 420mm.
All prints come numbered and signed by the artist, Bernard Kelly.
Prints produced by Fine Art printer William Chitham.
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