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Why Was Balotelli Crying in Naples?
Football Italia, February 11th, 2014 3:53PM

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Why did Mario Balotelli start crying after he was substituted against Napoli during Milan’s 3-1 loss at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday? The former Manchester City striker broke down in tears immediately after his substitution. While reports in Italy claim Balotelli was crying because of racist abuse from the Napoli fans, his coach, Clarence Seedorf, said he was rather showing his human side.

“What can I say about Balotelli’s tears? They were the tears of a sportsman,” Seedorf said in his postgame press conference. He added in a later interview: “Mario is human. These are things that happen many times in soccer and sport in general. I’d say it was actually beautiful, but I’d prefer to talk about the game.”

Meanwhile, reports surfaced on Tuesday suggesting that Balotelli was crying because he was in Naples, the city where his ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico lives with a one-year old daughter named Pia, who DNA tests recently revealed is Balotelli’s daughter. Perhaps he had just seen his daughter for the first time.

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