Su­per Mario in hot water again

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

ROME: Mario Balotelli has again been caught speed­ing in his Fer­rari, po­lice told AFP yes­ter­day as me­dia re­ports claimed the striker had been caught do­ing 170-200kmh (105-125mph) in a race with a friend’s Lam­borgh­ini. The for­mer Manchester City and Liver­pool striker, now at French club Nice, was stopped by a high­way pa­trol on the A4 high­way near the north­ern Ital­ian town of Vi­cenza on Satur­day, a lo­cal of­fi­cer told AFP. Me­dia re­ports claimed Balotelli had been do­ing up to 200kmh but had es­caped with a fine and five penalty points be­cause he had only been regis­tered at 170kmh. The po­lice con­firmed the star had been caught and fined, along with the Lam­borgh­ini driver, but de­scribed ac­counts of the in­ci­dent as “ex­ag­ger­ated”. They would not di­vulge how fast Balotelli had been go­ing but said he had been al­lowed to con­tinue his jour­ney af­ter pay­ing his fine and hav­ing five penalty points regis­tered on his li­cence. —AFP

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