Sprint King Usain Bolt and controversial footballer Mario
Balotelli are at odds, after the Jamaican superstar stated that he does
not like the Italy and AC Milan star striker.
interview with TG1, Bolt, who is in Rome for today’s IAAF Diamond League
meet, described the 22-year-old striker as being obnoxious and
Bolt, possibly fueled by his well-documented support of
Manchester United continued, stating clearly that he was not too fond of
the player who up to this January represented rivaling Manchester
“He never misses a penalty. I’ve met him a few times and if I’ll be honest, I do not like him so much,” Bolt is quoted.
Balotelli took to popular social media platform Twitter,
imploring the six-time Olympic champion and double world record holder
not to be too quick to judge him without getting a chance to know him
The striker, who is on international duty with the Italian
national team for the Confederations Cup, wrote: “@usainbolt get to no
people before to judge them! Isnt very kind what u said about me …”
The tweet, which was circulated all over the Internet, has since been removed from Balotelli’s official account.
Balotelli is one of the most talented and popular football
players in the world but is also seen as one of the most controversial
figures in the sport, after a number of high-profile on and off the
Balotelli joined Manchester City from Inter Milan for £23
million, before transferring to AC Milan in January for a similar fee.