Mario BalotelliHow many feuds start with a misunderstanding and end with a simple explanation?

Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt have joined the ranks of accidental adversaries turned friends. The two star athletes went back and forth on Twitter after Bolt reportedly said some unkind things about Balotelli.

The fastest man on Earth is in Italy, competing in the Diamond League meet. He apparently told a local television station what he thinks about Balotelli, and it wasn’t very nice, according to Football Italia.

“Balotelli is a great football player, although perhaps a little too aggressive for my tastes,” Bolt reportedly told TG1. “He never misses a penalty. I’ve met him a couple of times and to be honest I don’t like him very much.”

Upon hearing what Bolt had to say, Balotelli took to Twitter and confronted the Jamaican sprinter.

The rest of the tale appears below.

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