At this point, Mario Balotelli probably wishes Raffaella Fico was his manager instead of Roberto Mancini. The girlfriend of the Manchester City striker forgave him for last week’s late night out with the boys, according to the Mail.
“For me, he can go to a strip club, if he does nothing wrong, with friends, but I have to say that the end always comes back to me because I am his favourite,” Fico said.
On Thursday night, Balotelli visited a Liverpool strip-club with some friends and was out until early Friday morning. City had a game on Saturday, and the outing was a violation of club rules. Mancini was not as understanding as Fico. He fined Balotelli two-weeks’ wages — ($396,000) for the offense.
The Italian boss even said Balotelli should think about settling down and getting married to help keep him out of trouble. The 21-year-old star said he’d given it some thought. He went on to praise Fico, not using a T-shirt, but with words.
“Do I think to marry?” Balotelli said. “For me it is not too soon. When you find the right person, it may be the time. Raffaella is the best thing that ever happened to me. It gives me peace of mind, she understands me when I make a mess.”
She may understand, and forgive his messes, but she’s not rushing to tame the budding superstar. The two have only been dating for a few months, and there are other actresses from his past that could try and steal the show.
“It is too soon to get married, we are still very young,” Fico said. “It is important that first, one is settled in their work, and then later why not?”
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