Normally hen journalists write inflammatory, troll like stories such as the recent helping from Mark Ogden regarding the likeness of Mario Balotelli to Eric Cantona, I treat them with the unread disdain that they are worth. It is simply a story on a slow news day that is guaranteed to stir up debate and get people talking about it.
Mr Ogden writes about the similarity between the two for their lack of adherence to authority, I’m sorry but how you compare Cantona and his disregard for football related authority to Balotelli and his I’ll park where I want even though it’s against the law attitude is bewildering. On the pitch Cantona was a pure genius, consistently brilliant and forever likely to pull out a piece of ‘compétence magnifique’ Balotelli is as likely to stamp on someone’s eye ball as he is to pull out a moment of brilliance. He reminds me very much of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a f*cking waster.
What worries me most about the whole situation is that some united fans have even taken to agreeing with this without even the excuse of youthful naivety to blame. Cantona comes from a time in football where it felt pure, like there was (a very small) connection to the players, not in the yellow and highly dangerous world of mercenary custard we find ourselves in today.
Balotelli is the epitome of everything I hate about modern day footballers and football as a whole, loyalty has disappeared and is something that only miserable old people like myself long for. He is an accident waiting to happen, whether that be on the pitch and someone gets hurt or if he burns himself to death in some gerbil and firework related mishap. Footballers are, whether they like it or not role models and unfortunately for the people growing up with this as their footballing ideal it isn’t Bryan Robson they will be looking at for example it is c*nts like Balotelli.
I guess the only positive to take from it is that he is already talking about a move away. It can’t come soon enough.
Why always you? Because you’re a f*cking idiot.
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