Mario Balotelli has found his name in the headlines of virtually every newspaper from Milan to Manchester, and often for all the wrong reasons. He’s been labeled selfish, immature, and even reckless at times. But, despite all this, is it possible that he’s just a diamond in the ruff waiting to break out? Super Mario already has several trophies to his name, has scored memorable goals for clubs and country, and is directly responsible for Manchester City hoisting their first Premier League title in 44 years.

But it appears that his numerous off the pitch escapades are too much. Balotelli’s had more girl problems than we can keep track of, and he frankly seems to not give a shit half the time. He’s been called out by former coaches and teammates, many of which he’s gotten into physical scuffles with, and has been booed by his own fans for his on-field shenanigans. However, Balotelli has excelled since his January transfer to AC Milan, already netting seven league goals for the Rossoneri. He’s even won the praise of his new coach. Is Super Mario finally ready to emerge as a top player? Well, we ask you: Is Mario Balotelli a Badass or a Jackass?

Written by Adam Silvers (@silversurfer103)

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