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After a number of parody accounts were set up in his name over the years, the controversial AC Milan striker has finally officially taken to social networking for the first time.

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has decided to join Twitter at last, the club has confirmed.

After years of "parody" accounts mocking the former Manchester City star's eccentric lifestyle and personality, the Italy international has officially created an account on the social networking site under the username '@finallymario'.

"How do I use this?" the striker asked, before tweeting: "don't belive [sic] anything u read unless is coming from me guys ok?"

The 22-year-old also drew a response from fellow superstar Neymar, who tweeted by way of greeting: "Brother, Twitter is crazy!"

Balotelli joined Milan in January and has scored 11 goals in 12 games in his four months in Serie A since departing the Etihad Stadium.

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