Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By JON WISE and GARY DO­RAN

MAD­CAP Man City star Mario Balotelli can’t stop mak­ing head­lines.

Whether it’s for bonk­ing hook­ers off the pitch or get­ting sent off it, he’s al­ways the cen­tre of at­ten­tion.

He’s set off fire­works in­side his bathroom, been caught buy­ing porn mags, smashed up his su­per­car and cheated on his girl­friend with two sep­a­rate women.

Now it seems club man­ager Roberto Mancini has fi­nally given up on the mav­er­ick 22-year-old Ital­ian. Af­ter the striker was red-carded in his side’s de­feat at Arse­nal at the week­end Mancini told him he won’t play again this sea­son, adding: “I’m fin­ished with him.”

But bonkers Mario has a long way to go be­fore he can com­pete with some of foot­ball’s real nut­ters.

Men like Gar­rin­cha, fa­ther of up to 40 chil­dren who lost his vir­gin­ity to don­key, or Maradona who sniffed more co­caine than the whole of Oa­sis put to­gether.

Here we look at the great­est loons ever to grace The Beau­ti­ful Game.

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