Would you have taken the swap?
Mario Balotelli disgusted Liverpool fans on Wednesday night when, after a dreadful 45-minute display, he swapped shirts with Pepe on the pitch at half time during Real Madrid’s 3-0 win at Anfield.
There was plenty of excitement when the Reds signed Balotelli from AC Milan for £16m this summer, but much of that positivity has now evaporated.
Before Saturday’s Premier League match against Hull City, Liverpool fans were offered the chance to ditch the their shirts with “Balotelli 45” on the back and replace them with “Fowler 9” jerseys.
The swap service was a publicity stunt on behalf of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.
A large number of fans jumped at the chance to replace their ‘tainted’ tops.
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) October 25, 2014