Eastlands star is apparently a very generous man.
GENEROUS soccer star Mario Balotelli gave £1,000 to a tramp outside a casino – after a whopping £25,000 win.
The Manchester City striker, 20, shared his windfall on a night out with Blackburn Rovers ace Chris Samba.
Balotelli – who earns £100,000 a week after signing from Inter Milan for £24million last year – is said to often give cash to homeless people he sees around Manchester. His latest act of kindness came outside the city’s 235 Casino last week.
A source said: “Mario is really generous. He always hands £20 notes to the Big Issue boys without even taking the magazine. There’s a guy he always sees around town with ginger dreadlocks and a beard. He carries his possessions in two carrier bags.
“He was outside the club in the early hours so Mario handed him a wad of notes after his big win. The tramp couldn’t believe his luck. It was enough to keep him going for months.” (The Sun)
You can always count on The Sun to be incredibly offensive. Calling a homeless person a tramp, how nice. Mario Balotelli may indeed be a bit nutty but this latest episode puts him much higher up in our estimation.