BRESCIA have publically ridiculed Mario Balotelli by revealing he is more than a stone overweight on their club website.
The Italian club updated his details online to show that the 29-year-old now tips the scales at 99.8kg – which is around 8kg overweight in relation to his 190cm height.
Balotelli also received a fine in 2018 with former club Nice when he returned from pre-season carrying too much extra timber.
But this is just the latest public spat between player and club with Balotelli’s future at Brescia appearing all-but-over.
In June it was rumoured that the club had sacked the hot-headed Italian following a furious row with the Brescia president Massimo Cellino.
According to Football Italia, Balo had missed ten days of training when lockdown restrictions were eased in Italy.
He put his absence down to stomach problems, but reports revealed he was spotted training alone.
When Balotelli did turn up to training, he was turned away by a security guard because he failed to show the correct medical certificate.
The former Liverpool man and agent Mino Raiola were also locked in a war with the club over coronavirus test claims.
Raiola had suggested that Balotelli had been “discriminated” against after all Brescia players except the forward had been tested.
The Serie A strugglers then called it a ‘shameful slur’ and claim they carried out Covid-19 tests on all their players.
Balotelli put pen to paper on a £160,000-per-week deal with his hometown club in 2019 which Cellino later labelled a “mistake”.
Speaking to BBC’s World Football programme, he said: “I think we both made a mistake.
“I thought that coming to Brescia, which is his town, would commit him very much.
“At the same, I think he was handled the wrong way by my previous coach [Eugenio Corini].”