- Mario Balotteli has dragged himself into another fresh controversy in Italy
- The former Liverpool forward was caught kicking a photographer's camera after being substituted
- Massimo Lovati, the camera's owner, has vowed to report the striker to Brescia management while calling for respect
Mario Balloteli has courted another controversy to himself after the embattled Italian forward was spotted kicking a photographer's camera during a Serie A encounter between Brescia and Genoa.
In what turned out to be a expression of anger after he was substituted, the 26-year-old former Liverpool forward was all furious as he kicked photographer Massimo Lovati's camera, thus destroying it as he walked off into the tunnel.
Lovati, however, did not take the rude action lightly as he took on to his photo-sharing platform Instagram to register his overt displeasure against the striker, The Sun UK reports.
"When Mr Balotelli was called back to the bench, he used the camera like a football and kicked it against the advertising boards... I found the camera and the booster were visibly damaged (the casing was smashed) and the camera no longer worked,'' the furious photographer wrote.
"Imagine taking your frustrations out on someone's tools of business! These are very delicate instruments that should not be kicked,'' Lovati added.
The obviously enraged photographer further called for respect on other people's "tools of business," vowing to report the former Nice's talisman to Brescia's director Edoardo Piovani.
The game ended in 3-1 as Brescia surrender an earlier lead, puncturing the former Manchester City striker's crave for revival.
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