Independent shows little compassion for Balotelli’s day of mourning

by Kellen Becoats

Mario Balotelli missed the first day of Liverpool’s preseason practice after being given compassionate leave by Liverpool to mourn the death of his adoptive father, Franscisco Balotelli. 

While many understood and felt for the Italian superstar, British newspaper The Independent tweeted out that Balotelli missed the first day of practice… without citing the reason.

This spurred Reds’ fans across the country to criticize the paper use of the headline as “click bait” and brought out some not-so-PG words from them as well.

The British media is known for being a bit sensational from time to time but this was a stretch even for them.

h/t to 101greatgoals


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