Maybe Mario Balotelli was just really, really upset about not being named a finalist for the Ballon d’Or. Maybe he is just an incredibly angry human being to begin with.
Actually, maybe we shouldn’t be surprised at all.
Still, Super Mario’s latest tattoo will raise a few eyebrows. After Man City’s 2-0 win over Wigan, in which Balotelli scored, the man who attracts controversy got himself a Genghis Khan quote inked directly above his heart. What’s it say you ask?
"I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you"
Oh. Just that, huh?
Thankfully, Mario is a long way away from building mountains of skulls and terrifying hundreds of millions of people, but let’s hope nonetheless that his venom will only be unleashed on soccer balls and those sinful patches of grass that trip him up from time to time.