TABLOIDS

Mario Balotelli’s New Custom Shoes Are Pretty Awesome

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AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli wore a custom pair of boots that were covered in newspaper and tabloid headlines about him.

TROUBLEMAKERS

Mario Balotelli Leads AC Milan In Hissy Fits

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If AC Milan star Mario Balotelli is best known for anything it’s being an amazing soccer player.

WAGS

Don’t Worry, Mario Balotelli – Nobody Will Ever Know That You’re In That Bentley

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Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli is only 22-years old, and as the face and presumable future of Manchester City and the Italian National Team, it’s safe to say that he has a long career ahead of him.

Sports

5-Year-Old Recreates Mario Balotelli Celebration

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The most adorable recreation of an excessive celebration you'll see all day.

WAGS

Follow-Up: Mario Balotelli Really Handled Losing The Euro 2012 Tournament Well

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Perhaps we jumped the gun a little when it was reported that Mario Balotelli – just one day after Italy lost to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final – was ready to embrace his role as a proud daddy when <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/07/mario-balotelli-didnt-need-to-win-euro-2012#page/1">his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico announced that she was pregnant with his baby</a>.

WALMART

7.3 The Cooler

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Chris Brown Vs.

WAYNE ROONEY

Mario Balotelli Didn't Need To Win Euro 2012

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Italy may have had its meatballs snipped off by Spain <a href="http://world.time.com/2012/07/02/la-rojas-stunning-euro-2012-success-enthralls-a-depressed-spain/">with a 4-0 loss in the Euro 2012 Final</a>, but that doesn’t mean it’s all misery and depression for Mario Balotelli and Co.

urine

Mario Balotelli Is An Ape, Says Totally Not Racist Italian Newspaper

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Soccer racism is something we rarely talk about at With Leather, because 1) it's one of those ridiculous, inexcusable traditions hanging on as "part of the sport" because people in Europe never officially got a Civil Rights movement, and 2) <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/tag/soccer" target="_blank">we never write about soccer</a>.

SOCCER

Mario Balotelli Offered Euro 2012 Fans A Friendly Heads Up

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While most parody Twitter accounts simply bring us <a href="http://twitter.com/notjaycutler">incredibly accurate portrayals of NFL quarterbacks</a>, an account <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/MarioBaloteLAD">dedicated to Italian striker Mario Balotelli</a> actually helped spread a friendly reminder earlier this morning to aspiring European soccer hooligans.

SPORTS

Shocking: Mario Balotelli Expresses Remorse Over Morosini Death

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Perspective and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/mario-balotelli">Mario Balotelli</a> don't go together.

VIDEOS

The Greater Goal: Messi’s Free Kick Or Ronaldo’s Backheel?

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Michael Jordan didn't give fair warning <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJfhWRTUgnI&feature=related">when he jammed home a missed</a> Scottie Pippen free throw.

VIDEOS

Mario Balotelli & Manchester City Destroy Manchester United 6-1

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In the "Subway Series of Soccer," Manchester City trampled Manchester United 6-1 on Sunday to prove they weren't pretenders but contenders for the Premier League Crown.

#comic con

Morning Links: Hey, This Doesn’t Look So Bad

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It sorta looks like somebody broke in and stole our furniture, but at least we don't have an "under construction" gif at the top of the page anywhere.

TRICK SHOTS

Mario Is Missing

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Soccer is extremely bipolar.

Yoann Gourcuff

The 6 Game-Changing Summer Soccer Transfers

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=131608"> The European domestic leagues may have already begun but the post-World Cup malaise—a hangover for the winning Spanish—is finally over. With the close of the transfer window and thus the end of the associated player movement, players, managers, fans, and everyone in between must accept their fates for the next four crucial months. For some, prospects are especially brighter than others, adeptly wheeling and dealing in a financial climate during which few have dared to venture. And for an even smaller number of clubs, fortunes will look up for years to come with moves like the six listed below. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/the-transfer-season-begins-villa-to-barca-aguero-to-chelsea"> 1. David Villa to Barcelona for 40 million euros Announced <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/the-transfer-season-begins-villa-to-barca-aguero-to-chelsea">prior to the World Cup</a>, its impact was overshadowed by the impending summer showcase.

SPORTS

A Black Italian Does Not Exist…

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The beauty of sports is that they often force folks to confront racial, social and economic issues head-on.




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