Mario Balotelli has caused yet another media storm by posting a picture aiming a gun at the camera on Instagram.
Balotelli posted the picture with the comment: “A big kiss to all the haters”. He deleted it shortly afterwards but the post has already spread across social networks and excited the Italian press.
The move has angered Balotelli’s employers AC Milan but vice president Adriano Galliani admits the club are powerless to stop players using social networks.
The Italian international is expected to leave AC Milan this summer after the Rossoneri suffered a miserable 2013-14 campaign, falling even to qualify for the Europa League.
Arsenal have been linked with a £25 million move, but Milan chief Silvio Berlusconi recently stated that Italy’s poor World Cup had ruined his chances of selling the striker for that sum.