The story never ends with Mario Balotelli. According to reports in Italian newspapers, he has commissioned a life-size statue of himself to stand at his Brescia home.
Quoted in newspaper, Il Giornale di Brescia, Livio Scarpella, the artist commissioned to create the statue said:
I received the commission, but have never actually met Balotelli, so I am working from photographs.
I presented various sketches, but Mario wanted to be immortalised in the pose after a goal: muscles in evidence and an expression to challenge the opponents.
I imagined him as an athlete from ancient times. The statue will be between the classic and pop style, in platinum and coloured bronze with the eyes made of precious stones.
The "muscles in evidence and an expression to challenge the opponents" line makes it sound like the statue will be of the pose he struck after scoring against Germany in the Euro 2012 semi-final.
We await the numerous inevitable photoshops predicting the appearance of the statue.
Quotes via football-italia.net