Friday September 14 2018
Nice fine overweight Balotelli?

Nice have reportedly fined Italy striker Mario Balotelli for starting the season overweight.

Balotelli was heavily criticised for his performance during Italy’s recent 1-1 draw with Poland, before it emerged in the Press that the striker had hit 100kg.

Although Nice President Jean-Pierre Rivere did not confirm the 28-year-old had been fined by the club, he alluded to it as much.

"Mario will have a great season because we’ll put him in the best condition and because he’s a great player,” he told Nice Matin.

“However, Nice don’t have the habit of treating certain players differently. Mario played himself offside.”

It also comes after the former Inter and Milan hitman was left out of the French side’s Ligue 1 match against Stade Rennais on Friday.

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