Why did Balotelli miss opening minutes of game?

Getty Images
1 Comment

Oh, Mario.

[ MORE: Overhaul at Arsenal?

Now, we all know Mario Balotelli has done some strange things on and off the pitch during his career (talking selfies with pitch invaders, the ‘Why Always Me?’ shirt and setting off fireworks from inside the bathroom of his house are up there) but this is classic Balotelli.

Ahead of Nice’s 1-1 draw at Nantes on Sunday in Ligue 1, Balotelli missed the opening minutes of the match because… he had tied his laces too tight.

Watch the video below to see the hilarious incident play out as Nice were without the Italian striker for the opening minutes of their game.

Needless to say his manager Lucien Favre was far from impressed…