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VIDEO: Why always him? Balotelli slides through airport security

8:54 AM WAT 08/04/2017
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The enigmatic Italian has found a unique way of passing through baggage checking, with the Nice forward taking to his knees in a celebratory pose

Normal is clearly still not a word in Mario Balotelli’s vocabulary, with the Nice striker taking to sliding his way through airport security checks.

The enigmatic Italian has generated as many headlines off the field throughout his playing career as he has on it.

Mario's typical week in Ligue 1

Balotelli has embraced the rather bizarre nature of his world, with the 26-year-old always up for fun and games.

They can get him into trouble at times, while his mood has often soured in the heat of competitive football, but life is rarely dull for the former Manchester City and Liverpool forward.


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Balotelli was on hand to amuse team-mates and staff during a recent trip through an airport, with his celebratory slide certainly a different way of passing through security.

The ex-Inter and Milan striker has every reason to be buoyant at present, with his domestic form at Nice having taken another upward turn.

Balotelli: I nearly joined Barcelona

Following a testing spell which delivered more red cards than goals, Balotelli has netted four times in as many outings of late to take his tally for the season to 15 in all competitions.

Those efforts have helped to keep Nice in Ligue 1 title contention, with there just a solitary point separating them from table-topping Monaco with six games to play.