Serie A: Mario Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground

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Mario Balotelli was reportedly fired by his hometown club last weekend for failing to report to training as the Serie A prepares to resume 3 months after being stopped by the novel coronavirus.

Mario Balotelli turned away from Brescia training venue (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mario Balotelli turned away from brescia training ground on Tuesday
  • Balotelli was reportedly fired by brescia last weekend for failing to report to training
  • The former Italy striker said he had stomach problems

Days after reportedly being fired by Brescia, Mario Balotelli was turned away by the club when he arrived for training on Tuesday.

Balotelli walked up to the gate of Brescia’s training ground and, following a brief conversation with a club employee, he turned around.

As he walked away he said to media, “Now say that I don’t want to train.”

Balotelli was reportedly fired by his hometown club last weekend for failing to report to training as the Italian soccer league prepares to resume three months after being stopped by the coronavirus. The former Italy striker said he had stomach problems.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said Balotelli sent another doctor’s note on Monday night to the club saying he had recovered, but that it didn’t arrive in time to send to the relevant authority and so he wouldn’t have been insured if he had injured himself in training.

He scored five goals in 19 Serie A matches.

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