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13th Feb 2019

Mario Balotelli deletes tweets about Man Utd’s defeat to PSG

Simon Lloyd


Balotelli seemed to enjoy a miserable night for Manchester United

Mario Balotelli isn’t as prolific as he once was. Both in terms of his goalscoring and his use of Twitter.

On Tuesday night, however, the Italian striker returned to the social media platform with a couple of tweets about the big Champions League game between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG won the game 2-0 to make them strong favourites to progress to the quarter finals. The game had been relatively even in the first-half, but goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe saw the French champions leave Old Trafford with an important win.

To an extent, United were unlucky. Kimpembe, booked early on, might have been shown a second yellow on a couple of occasions before scoring the game’s opener. This considered, United’s frustration that the referee then decided to send Paul Pogba off (he’ll now miss the return in Paris) for a second bookable offence in the closing stages was obvious.

With a two-goal and one-man advantage, PSG were happy to stroke the ball around in the closing stages, their fans greeting every pass with cries of “Olé”.

Balotelli appeared to enjoy this, judging by his Twitter. The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker posted footage of PSG playing keep ball with the caption ‘Man Utd Ole’ – poking fun at the fact United’s current boss shares his name with the word the away end was shouting in response to their side’s almost effortless possession.

Another tweet followed, saying: ‘City fans happy! Good night!’

While many City fans appeared to enjoy this, it’s likely supporters of his current employers, Marseille, didn’t. Some of the replies pointed out the fierce rivalry Marseille have with PSG, and that him appearing to show his delight at the Ligue 1 leaders winning a big Champions League game wouldn’t go down well.

Perhaps because of this, the tweets vanished from his profile on Wednesday morning.