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Mario Balotelli: Manchester City Bad Boy Proves Popular in Italian Prison Visit

Each week, Mario Balotelli makes headlines with some crazy exploits which often defy belief. Whether it be his crazy back heel or playing with his iPad in the Italian warmup, Mario Balotelli is quite the character.

His most recent venture was into a prison, with Italian goalkeeper Gigi Buffon and Italian coach Cesare Prandelli. They were scheduled to answer questions from prisoners ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier with Slovenia.

Upon walking into the complex, Balotelli was met with the lone handshake of a prisoner, which eventually escalated into widespread embraces, kissing, chanting and cheers. "Super Mario" proved to be a massive hit with the inmates, which will come as welcome relief for the youngster after copping much criticism in recent times because of his antics.

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