FORMER Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, famed for his antics whilst playing in England, has hit the headlines in Italy again - after being caught smoking in a train toilet.
Balotelli and his team-mates were travelling to Florence to take on Fiorentina on Sunday, when the train guard alerted the club’s chief executive Adriano Galliani to the striker’s rule-breaking.
Smoking is banned on all Italian trains, with Balotelli’s actions earning him a dressing down from the guard.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Galliani was informed: “You need to pull [Balotelli’s] ears. He was smoking in the bathroom.”
Galliani confirmed that the club would fine Balotelli over the incident.
The 22-year-old has scored seven goals in eight games for Milan, and has largely avoided trouble since he arrived in January from Manchester City, where he was caught up in a series of high-profile rows with manager Roberto Mancini.