As previously discussed, there are no Manchester City fans in South Africa, so mocking one of their star players is completely safe territory! Mario Balotelli is the one Footballer we all love! There’s no denying it – he is such a prick – on and off the pitch but we all have a little soft spot for him.
Balotelli shone for Italy in the EURO 2012 competition, scoring 2 goals against Germany… this match would change his ‘online’ life forever! After scoring his second, Mario celebrated by taking his shirt off and flexing his muscles, for the world to see. This allowed a photographer the chance to capture what I think must be one of the most famous images in Football.
The internet went crazy over this image, and as could be expected, the memes starting coming quick and fast – and it hasn’t stopped yet.
Here is my selection of the best Mario Balotelli memes:
During EURO 2012, Mario also spoke about why he doesn’t celebrate when he scores. He had this to say:
After failing to score on the Sunday of EURO 2012 final, someone came up with this gem. Pure brilliance if you ask me!