Mario Balotelli: Police called to 'Ferrari pictures dispute'

By Mike KeeganBBC Sport
Mario Balotelli
Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan in August

Police are investigating a claim that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli "threatened" a woman who was taking pictures of his Ferrari.

Greater Manchester Police were called at 15:05 BST on Thursday by a resident in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester.

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It is understood the woman alleges that the 24-year-old moved towards her daughter, who was taking a picture of the red sports car, which was parked on the pavement.

Police will interview those involved.

A GMP spokesman said: "We received a report of threatening behaviour and we are investigating."

The forward was substituted at half-time in Liverpool's 3-0 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid on Wednesday and was criticised for swapping his shirt with Real's Pepe at the interval.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers said he had reminded Balotelli about the "club culture" at Anfield.