Mario Balotelli had a pitch bust-up with his own Adana Demirspor boss Vincenzo Montella after victory over Umraniye as the two had to be separated on the pitch.
Mario Balotelli is well-known for his moments of controversy and the latest incident took place after Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig victory for Adana Demirspor vs Umraniye.
Mario Balotelli bust-up with Adana Demirspor boss Vincenzo Montella.
The Italian boss should have been a relatively happy man after watching his side grind out a 1-0 home victory over Umraniye. However, Montella became incensed when the former Manchester City and Liverpool forward appeared to make a comment after the game to Montella which provoked the coach.
Vincenzo Montella put his hands on his striker and tried to square up to him. Even though, Balotelli was dragged away, Montella wasn’t letting up as he chased after the striker.
He had to be restrained and calmed down by his players. It was a chaotic moment and you can watch it below…
Balotelli – Montella Kavgası pic.twitter.com/TbIpNANNDc
— Lord Sinov (@balotellivekil) August 27, 2022
Montella had calmed down by his post-match interview but that did not stop him from slamming his striker.
“We have higher expectations for him. That’s why I conveyed this to him. Of course, adrenaline sometimes makes him say other things. But for me it ended there, so this event.” he replied
It is not the first time that Balotelli has had a run-in with his manager, with an infamous incident with his former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini during a training session seeing the two squaring up to each other before the striker was removed from the pitch.
Balotelli started the match on the bench. He was subbed on at half-time and helped his side secure all three points.
He has yet to make a start for his side this season and has come off the bench twice and has failed to score on both ocassions.
Adana Demirspor are second in the Super Lig having picked up nine points from their opening four games.
They are currently one points behind leaders, Gaziantep.