“Super Mario” left seething after receiving his marching orders against Czech Republic.
Mario Balotelli took to Twitter last night to reveal his frustration after being harshly sent off in the World Cup qualifier against the Czech Republic on Friday night.
The Milan striker received two yellow cards in just three minutes, but replays suggest that it is debatable as to whether either merited a caution.
However, it wasn’t enough to prevent the star from taking his anger out on the tunnel as he made his way back to the changing rooms, where he repeatedly punched and kicked the wall on his way out of sight.
It will be a source of great frustration for the 22-year-old, who was successfully been able to keep his temperament under control since his switch back to Serie A.
Despite his improved performances for club and country, he received numerous insults after the game on his Twitter account and was forced to respond.
“Write what you want, but at the Confederations Cup you can support another country and I tell you that from the HEART,” he wrote.
“Also, go back and watch the game carefully, ALL OF IT.”
However, after seemingly calming down overnight, the Italian returned to the social media site and apologised to his team-mates for his red card and his reaction.
.. Buon giorno.. Ieri la mia reazione non è stata giusta ,chiedo scusa.. SCUSA.. Alla mia squadra .. Devo imparare… Ancora..
— Mario balotelli (@FinallyMario) June 8, 2013
“Good morning. My reaction yesterday was not right, I apologise…Sorry…to my team-mates. I have to learn more.”
The Milan ace will hope to move on quickly from the latest controversy as he will have a big role to play in Cesare Prandelli’s squad for the Confederations Cup which starts next week.