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Mario Balotelli finally gets revenge on manager who called him “brainless” in 2013

Mario Balotelli finally got revenge against a manager who called him “brainless” eight years ago when he was playing for Manchester City.

Balotelli has shown many times in his career that he is not a follower of rules. Fans have enjoyed a lot of his antics.

His most famous moment during his two-and a half-year tenure with City was when he decided to backheel towards goal after running through one on one in a preseason match against LA Galaxy.

He was immediately substituted by manager Roberto Mancini and former Turkey player Sergen Yalcin, who was working as a pundit, said the striker was “brainless”.

Mario Balotelli finally gets revenge on manager who called him "brainless" in 2013
Mario Balotelli failed with a spinning backheel attempt against LA Galaxy prompting Sergen Yalcin to call him “brainless”

Fast forward to the present and Yalcin is manager of Besiktas, who hosted Adana Demirspor on Tuesday, the team where Balotelli now plies his trade.

He was brought in from the bench with his side trailing 3-1. His goal reduced the deficit to one goal.

Mario, on the other hand, would have picked up the ball at the halfway line and ran back to the goal to restart the game.

What is your favorite Balotelli moment? Leave your comments below.

Mario Balotelli of Adana Demirspor celebrates in front of Besiktas manager Sergen Yalcin by pointing to his head after scoring
The former Manchester City player rushed over to the touchline to get his revenge which had been eight years in the making

Mario Balotelli finally gets revenge on manager who called him "brainless" in 2013

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Yalcin, 31, decided to use the opportunity to point at Yalcin’s head while he celebrated in front.

Balotelli was wisely removed after his actions caused some tussle on the touchline, with players and coaches arguing.

Britt Assombalonga (ex-Middlesbrough striker) scored in the 97th minute, levelling the scores and adding insult to injury to Yalcin.

Head coach Sergen Yalcin of Besiktas gestures after conceding a goal during the Turkish Super Lig week 5 soccer match between Fraport TAV Antalyaspor and Besiktas at Antalya Stadium in Antalya, Turkey on September 18, 2021
Yalcin was left with egg on his face after his side conceded again to let a three-goal lead slip

Besiktas were linked with a move to sign the former Inter Milan striker last year, but Yalcin was quick to dissuade the Turkish club.

“When the club president asked me, I said we needed a less problematic forward, but I never said no,” He said.

“I said he was an expensive player with problems both on and outside the pitch. And I told them I wouldn’t take his responsibility and he should be transferred only if the club’s management was willing to take the blame if it created problems.”

Mario Balotelli finally gets revenge on manager who called him "brainless" in 2013
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