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Balotelli’s Diabolical Actions Sparked FA Cup Bust-Up

Following his team’s biggest win for nearly 30 years, Mario Balotelli marred it with more senseless behavior trying to provoke adverse reactions from Manchester United’s players. Known more for his childish antics off the field than his ability on it, Balotelli showed the world that he is not only a sore loser, but is also a trouble-making, classless winner.

When looking into the eye’s of the young Italian forward, anyone can see that there is not all that much going on, but when there is, there is a demonic sense to it.

Editor’s Note: There is no reference that makes any part of this article racist in any way, shape or form. To anyone who suggests otherwise, you should be ashamed of your mindless thoughts and your desperate attempt to create animosity amongst the other readers.

City deserved to celebrate their win that sealed their first appearance in a final since 1981, but clearly Balotelli took a step too far, and is why his manager, who is quickly losing patience him failed to comment on it. Roberto Mancini, who has had leaped to his defense on numerous occasions, is the only to blame, because he was the one that decided to spend 25 million to sign Balotelli from Inter Milan this past summer.

In the last month, Balotelli has disgraced City on and off the field. First, he got sent off for a dreadful karate kick, which led to the Citizens getting knocked out of the Europa League, and then he was fined two weeks wages for throwing darts at a couple of City’s youth players from a window.

With Carlos Tevez shelved on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Balotelli was handed the start against United and it presented a chance to show his maturity. To be fair, the 20-year old showed just how good he can be with a stunning strike for 35-yards out that required a fine, one-handed save from Edwin van der Sar, but he ruined it with his shenanigans following the final whistle.

For obvious reasons, there is already an extra spice to the rivalry, and when that is coupled with the added significance of a place in the final on the line, anyone with common sense would have known that emotions were about to pop off with the tiniest of sparks. Based on the guilty, condescending look written all over his face, there is no question that Balotelli did something, however, if the scuttlebutt is true, then he should be saddled with an unprecedented ban.


The rumors that are currently circulating are that Balotelli took a page out of John Terry’s book, and spit on a United player, which is said to have kicked off the melee.

Seen as a happy-go-lucky type of player, Anderson is not the type of player to react in such a manner he did unless there was a justified reason to do so. To further prove that, there is no reason for Rio to jump to his teammate’s defense unless he saw something, himself. The United captain is normally a peacemaker rather than an instigator.

With all of the cameras on hand to shoot this highly-volatile FA Cup Semifinal, there should be footage of the incident. Mike Dean, who proved he is not very forgiving after sending Paul Scholes for an early bath for his studs-showing challenge, would have certainly taken the same course action with Balotelli if he saw the incident.


It will be interesting to hear how Dean records this circumstance in his post match report, because that is how Wayne Rooney received a two-match ban which resulted him to miss this match. Lee Mason, the referee for Reds’ match against West Ham United, was forced to write that he would have sent Rooney off if he saw him swear in the camera, and hopefully the Football Association will take the same stance with Dean.

If the FA, which is headed by a former City chief executive, does not enforce it, they will definitely open themselves up for an unwanted controversy. The reason why there will be such a fuss, mainly from the United supporters, is that there has already been numerous shouts that there are double standards for the Reds and everyone else in the league.

However, there is a very good chance that there will not be a ban for Balotelli. Back in 2009, Ian Watmore, the FA’s Chief Executive, welcomed City’s big-money spending owners into the Barclays Premier League with open arms. That man, and his money-grubbing associates, have it against United and have done everything in their power to derail the Reds’ season with bans against Sir Alex Ferguson and Rooney, which worked out wonderfully on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli showed his true colors on Saturday, and they were not light blue of Manchester City, but the blue of spineless coward, and he deserves to have the book thrown at him.

Submitted by The United Religion



  1. Urmston Red

    April 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Absolute rubbish – and I’m a red. Ballotelli was in the centre circle and Anderson reacted. Rio disgraced himself and the club with his actions and let himself get wound up. If Balotelli had spat then Rio would have been blasting it around twitter by now, wouldn’t he? Show some grace and class – we dont lose often but when we do idiots like you just show the club to be sore losers. We thought it funny when Neville wound the red scouse up and when he charged at City fans at the end of the 4-3. Stop being so hypocritical.

  2. Northwich Blue

    April 18, 2011 at 10:25 am

    totally agree ~ Urmston Red, was a bit of banter and Rio cant take it ~ get used to it!!

  3. Bluemoon48

    April 18, 2011 at 10:27 am

    This seems to be a very long article full of anti-Balotelli rhetoric which doesn’t actually say what he has done. You seem to have based your whole article on a rumour! I think your time would have been better spent talking abour Ferdinands over reaction to what happened. Are you a united fan by any chance?

  4. james

    April 18, 2011 at 10:29 am

    nice one

  5. ME

    April 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Not a bitter, bitter red then? I couldn’t even be arsed reading this total bull after the first line or so. Shouldn’t you be writing about the ‘diabolical’ Paul Scholes behaviour? As it was his disgusting actions that helped dump the pitiful Man UTD out of the cup. Balotelli didn’t do anything UTD player show how poor they are at losing once again! Funny as fxxk though watching Balotelli laughing at their pathetic behaviour! Nothing will be done to Balotelli as he did nothing, on the other hand Ferdaskunk may be in trouble for his disgusting poor loser behaviour, that was so bad he was advised to apologise for afterwards! LOL

  6. Alex jones

    April 18, 2011 at 10:30 am

    What? Is this article serious? It should read ‘bitter reds in tanting debacle’
    Neville ran half the length of the pitch to wind up liverpool fans!
    You’re having a larf.

  7. Alphie Izzet

    April 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

    What a nasty vicious piece of bile you pompous bad loser!

    You berate the young boy Balotelli for tapping his badge and glorying in victory, you make up lies about spitting hiding behind ‘rumours’ and naturally ignore Paul Scholes vicious physical assault on Pablo Zabaleta. You have never seen Garry Neville celebrate a victory I suppose, you missed a few of those did you? Have you ever seen mario Balotellu drop kick an opposing team fan? Well, that was passion for the game wasn’t it, not diabolical at all.

    You are a bad loser mate but you’d better get used to it.

    Have fun on the 14th May, I intend to and that means win or lose, treating our opponents Stoke City with respect. They are worthy opponents amd it costs little except good manners to accept defeat gracefully, something the supporters of Manchester United Football Club and their graceless manager have rareley shown.

  8. Russ

    April 18, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Who even knew Balotelli had done anything until half the United team disgracefully chased him around the pitch?

    Rio, England capt!!!

    And if you want to talk about a “dreadful karate kick?” why don’t you talk about the one that happened during the semi final

  9. dctid

    April 18, 2011 at 10:36 am

    truly truly amazed at such a piss poor article – need to look a little bit closer to home – HAD Ballo gone to the united fans then maybe so but he was in the fookin centre circle and camel gob and Anderson and the rest were just behaving like slapped arses – sore loser end of

  10. MCFC

    April 18, 2011 at 10:37 am

    How can you possibly post such a load of rubbish ?? I was trying to work out if you were a ‘neutral site’ and then I noticed that the post was submitted by ‘The United Religion.’ Without doubt this is the most bitter post that I have come across since Stretford’s finest were deservedly beaten by Manchester’s finest on Saturday. Ballotelli did nothing more than ‘thrust’ his MCFC badge towards the empty red seats where the hordes of gloryhunting reds had long since departed. What was shocking to see was the Ex-England captain and ‘thinking footballers man’ Ferdinand completely out of control spitting venom in the faces of City players, Mancini and then Platt. Rio and his band of bitter men (Anderson & Evra) acted like spoilt, arrogant kids who could not take defeat by a better team. How many times have we seen Neville running towards away fans like a delinquent spitting and kissing his badge (Liverpool and MCFC) spring to mind. The time against MCFC at OT he wasn’t even playing when he sprinted down the side of the pitch when Owen scored. I won’t even go on to mention Ferguson and Rooney, both of which were banned from playing their part in the game due their lack of persistent offences against the spirit of the game. If you and other sensitive souls from MUFC cant take an opposing player sticking his badge at you then you need to grow up and grow a pair. To compare Balotelli holding his badge towards the empty red seats and that assault by Scholes just about sums your article up – bitter, biased and written through red-tinted glasses !!

  11. Russ

    April 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

    It’s going to be fun the next 10 years watching all those labels United fans (the idiot ones) have put on us. Winning the FA cup, then the prem and finally our first European Cup when it means something not when nobody was bothered about it back in the 60s.

    Then we can watch the stadium and surrounding area grow as the United fans squirm running out of things to criticise us about

    I never hear anyone say we live in a coucil house any more.

  12. tublu

    April 18, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I was gonna have a rant, but Urmston Red ( that’s a local address, not surrey or dorset) took the wind out of my sails a bit. hats off to you UR for a ‘propper attitude’

    no point putting anything about the pi55poor drivel in the blog itself, it’s been ripped to shreds by fellow blues already. I’ll sign off with a cheeky Balo wink and then watch twitter for camel gobs head exploding. :¬) happy days.

  13. ME

    April 18, 2011 at 10:52 am

    The only person saying Balotelli did anything Rato Ferdiloser no one else said anything Narna said it’s not ‘fair’ serously!

  14. BlueKev

    April 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Well said, Urmston Red. In fairness, all the united fans I’ve spoken to have been pretty gracious about the defeat. For the countless times you’ve been better than us, there will always be times we deserve to win and Saturday was one of them. At the end of the day, you’ve still won the league and are in with a good shout of the CL too.
    As you point out, G Neville has done this sort of thing countless times and if you give it out, you have to be able to take it as well.

    This writer is a clearly just a sore loser.

  15. D.Brown

    April 18, 2011 at 11:10 am

    This whole article is based on speculation of what he may or may not have done. Shocking attitude and lack of grace. It’s people like you who make me feel embarrassed to be a Utd fan sometimes. City were the better team, end of. They deserved to beat us and like so many others have said, we all laughed when Nev celebrated like that. Just accept that we got beat and were very poor on the day instead of looking for some last shred of injustice to cling on to

  16. Blue

    April 18, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Yawn… You lost 1-0 to a better team on the day. Get over it. Is this the best you can do? Pathetic, no-one cares. It was a bit of player banter, it happens. United Religion? Get a life mate.

  17. Danny Salford Red

    April 18, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Have to agree with everyone on here. Very poor piece and does us as a club no favours. Lets be serious we would be p*ssing ourselves laughing if it was one of ours on the wind up like that. Well i know i would. Im no fan of Ballotelli but you cant hang the kid for that which appeared to be very little. Just got to suck it up and move on.

  18. Mario Balotelli

    April 18, 2011 at 11:32 am


  19. Matt

    April 18, 2011 at 11:33 am


  20. Matt

    April 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

    City fans have said all of the things I would have said already so I’ll take this line:
    This is without a doubt the poorest piece of so-called ‘journalism’ I have seen in my life. Seriously. How are you in this job?

    Glad the United fans also think this is rubbish by the way, but you mate, you need to grow up and take the defeat.

  21. steve

    April 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    gotta laugh at this article, bet the writer is cringing with embarrassment, as someone said earlier , most united fans i know have told me city deserved it on the day, sad people like the writer of this article should be writing for that mancunia rubbish, in fact they probably do!
    i have no hatred for united they are without doubt a very good team but some of their fans need to learn humility.

  22. Lee

    April 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Guarantee the author is a United fan who wrote this article after leaving the stadium ten minutes early and making the short trip home to Essex.

    Manchester’s arrived pal, whether you like it or not.

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  24. Zorrin

    April 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I thought Balotelli was a hot head?

    He was as cool as a cucumber.

    Can you imagine Wayne Rooney keeping calm like that if he was surrounded by shrieking baboons in football shirts?

    Utd still don’t seem to have this anger thing under control. I’m sure the FA will realise that they were too soft on Rooney and ferguson, and will this time come down on Ferdinand, Anderson and Evra like a ton of bricks.

    3 strikes and you’re out. The FA cup is one of the FA’s flagship competitions, televised around the world. Swearing into the camera is one thing, but the losers attacking the winning team at full time is serious.

  25. aussiehopper

    April 18, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Balotelli is a banana eating tree dweller who is a disgrace to his culture, fortunatly for
    every Balotelli, there are numerous other coloured players who are a credit to their race and country.

    • Danny Salford Red

      April 19, 2011 at 7:07 am

      Thats disgusting and you are a piece of sh*t pal

  26. jaden

    April 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    The writer of this article is simply a blind fool who knows nothing about football. Apparently he doesnt know about the actions of gary neville to liverpool and even mancity fans. Besides balo celebrated at the centre of the pitch at manu fans who were alraedy eaving the stands. cmn united religion..have some sense please?

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  28. FEEDTHEGOAT76, M19

    April 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Search on twitter for this div, he’s from Elmira, New York. I’m not rising to the obvious out of town dig but it sums it up. Some of my best mates are reds, and Manc and took it well. I’m not saying you can understand derbys if you aint local but some of the biggest united nobs i’ve met have been from out of town. This is embarrassing, irrespective of who the guy supports. United Religion? You aint got a clue mate. We’re a two club city and you have no clue about it.

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