2 July 2012
“I’m a naturalized Italian, but I’m from Ghana. I was abandoned by my parents and adopted by two angels. I suffer with racism everyday. I’m the first black to wear the jersey of Italy. I’m not angry, but my life experiencies make me act differently from other people. Then, try to learn more before you criticize me.” - Mario Balotelli
love this man
His two goals against Germany were the highlight of the entire tournament. Mario Balotelli is undoubtedly one of the most exciting players in all of Europe. Major heartbreak in the crushing defeat to Spain (which wasn’t his fault), but he’s still wearing a silver medal around his neck and once the sting wears off most athletes realize that’s a pretty awesome accomplishment.