Mario Balotelli walked up to the gate of Brescia’s training ground, had a brief conversation with a club employee, then left. Photo: Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP
Mario Balotelli walked up to the gate of Brescia’s training ground, had a brief conversation with a club employee, then left. Photo: Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP

Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground

By Associated Press Time of article published Jun 9, 2020

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BRESCIA – Days after reportedly being fired by Brescia, Mario Balotelli was turned away by the club when he arrived for training on Tuesday.

Balotelli walked up to the gate of Brescia’s training ground and, following a brief conversation with a club employee, he turned around.

As he walked away he said to media, “Now say that I don’t want to train.”

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said Balotelli sent another doctor’s note on Monday night to the club saying he had recovered, but that it didn’t arrive in time to send to the relevant authority and so he wouldn’t have been insured if he had injured himself in training.

Udinese's Rodrigo De Paul, right, and Brescia's Mario Balotelli vie for the ball, during a Italian Serie A soccer match at the Mario Rigamonti stadium in Brescia, Italy. Photo: Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP

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Balotelli signed last August with Brescia - the city where he grew up with his adoptive family - in an emotional homecoming for a player who has jumped back and forth between the Italian, English and French leagues.

He scored five goals in 19 Serie A matches.

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