There is no doubt that Mario Balotelli is one of the most wasted talents of recent years.
The Italian looked as though he could go to the very top of the game after breaking through at Inter Milan, building on that promise during his early days at Manchester City.
While he would show some promise after signing for AC Milan, his career has been on a severe downward spiral since joining Liverpool in 2014.
Over the last number of years, he has taken in stops Nice, Brescia, and Monza. Still only 31-years old, his career seems to be winding down. Of course, his off the field issues and apparent lack of effort have stopped him from becoming the player he perhaps could have been.
Balotelli is currently in Turkey having joined Adana Demirspor in July, with the club having just been promoted to the Turkish top flight.
He has yet to find the back of the net for the side, but that hasn't stopped him from hitting the headlines.
Balotelli started up front for their game against Konyaspor on Friday evening, although he would be substituted just before the hour mark.
He didn't take this very well, throwing a major tantrum on the bench and punching one of his teammates out of frustration.
👀🔁 56. dakikada oyundan çıkan Balotelli'nin yedek kulübesindeki tepkisi. #SporTotoSüperLig pic.twitter.com/wmdMJk5tCY
— beIN SPORTS Türkiye (@beINSPORTS_TR) August 27, 2021
Adana Demirspor would score two minutes after the striker was taken off.
The incident has not drawn too much of a reaction from the coaching staff or his teammates, with this being part of the package when you sign Mario Balotelli.
The club currently sit in 14th in the Süper Lig having drawn two of their first three games of the new campaign.
We doubt this will be the only controversial incident we see from the striker over the coming months.