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#pounditSaturday, March 25, 2023

Mario Balotelli picks up second yellow card with flying kick to head (GIF)

Mario Balotelli received his second yellow card of the World Cup on Tuesday.Balotelli, who was subbed out after the first half in fear that he would pick up a third yellow, was booked after he jumped through the air in the 22nd minute and kicked Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira in the head.


It was a pretty senseless play from the Italian striker, with his team needing a draw to advance beyond the group stage. Italy went on to lose 1-0 and will not advance beyond the group stage. You have to wonder if Balotelli would have made a difference in the second half.

Also see:
Video: Luis Suarez bites opponent during match
Claudio Marchisio sent off with red card

GIF via SB Nation
Photo: Twitter/KickTV


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