Italian satirical news programme 'Striscia La Notizia' on Canale 5 has uprooted even more Mario Balotelli-related controversy by capturing on film Inter coach Jose Mourinho shouting the words "Hijo de Puta" (son of a whore) at the teenager against Barcelona.
Mourinho was incensed in the 90th minute after Balotelli failed to track back, and can be clearly lipread.
Balotelli hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons following his shirt throwing antics against Barca in the Champions League.
The Inter striker did not welcome the jeers he received from fans following the 3-1 win at San Siro and was seen throwing the club jersey to the ground before storming down the tunnel.
'Striscia' have also now given him a special 'Shame Award' for his behaviour. The golden tapir is usually awarded to those who get into the news for all the wrong reasons.
The programme caught up with the striker near Brescia on Wednesday where they handed him the award. Balotelli was then asked if he was going to leave the club at the end of the season, to which he laughed into the camera.
Following the drama on Tuesday, Balotelli has been linked with an exit from the club, but it seems there have been mixed messages from the fans.
On Friday morning a group of tifosi protested against the striker outside Inter's training ground at Appiano Gentile. They then wrote the words "Balotelli Leave" on the gate leading into the ground.
But, Jose Mourinho allowed fans to watch the morning session where a group sang songs of support for the player.
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