Balotelli turns away from the Brescia training ground

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BRESCIA, Italy – A few days after being sacked by Brescia, Mario Balotelli was pushed back by the club on his arrival on Tuesday to train.Balotelli walked to the door of the Brescia training ground and, after a brief conversation with a club employee, turned around.

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

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

The Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said Balotelli sent the doctor a note from another doctor on Monday night saying he had recovered, but that he had not arrived in time to be sent to the competent authorities. that he would therefore not have been insured if he had injured himself in training.

Balotelli signed last August with Brescia – the city where he grew up with his adoptive family – in an emotional return for a player who has made round trips between the Italian, English and French leagues.

He scored five goals in 19 Serie A games.

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