This was after he was substituted and threw another tantrum. Although more than likely, the reason for the substitution was the clash of heads with Krystian Pearce, which eventually left Mario receiving hospital treatment.
Yaya Toure, fellow team-mate of Mario Balotelli, said:
“Sometimes it’s difficult for him. He’s young but he’s a fantastic player and the team need him. It takes time because football here is not the same as in Italy. I feel sorry for him because he had a long-term injury. When you have been out for a while it’s not easy. He wants to play, score and give enjoyment to the fans.”
This in turn seems an accurate assessment from Yaya, Mario is a young, hungry footballer looking to make an impression in the Premier League. But has had a tough time of it due to lengthy injuries, which will have been another major factor in his frustrations against Notts County.