Days after being reportedly fired by Brescia, the club turned Mario Balotelli away when he arrived Tuesday for training. Balotelli walked up to the gate of the training ground at Brescia and turned around after a short discussion with a club employee.
He told media as he walked away, “Now say I don’t want to train.”
Last weekend, Balotelli was reportedly fired by his hometown club for failing to report to the training as the Italian soccer league is preparing to resume three months after the coronavirus has halted. The former striker in Italy said he had trouble with the stomach.
Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport said that on Monday night Balotelli sent another doctor’s note to the club saying that he had recovered, but that he had not arrived in time to send it to the relevant authority so that he would not have been insured if he had injured himself during training.
Last August, Balotelli signed an emotional homecoming with Brescia — the city where he grew up with his adopted family — for a player who has jumped back and forth between the Italian, English and French leagues.
He scored five goals in 19 matches in Serie A.
Mario Balotelli was reportedly fired last weekend by his hometown club for failing to report on training as Series A is preparing to resume three months after the coronavirus has stopped.