Mario Balotelli: Police to take no further action over car row

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

Police will take no further action against Mario Balotelli over claims the Liverpool striker used "threatening behaviour" against a woman taking pictures of his car.

Balotelli was alleged to have moved towards the woman's daughter, while she was taking a photo of his Ferrari.

The woman has since decided not to make a formal complaint.

"No criminal offences were disclosed and no crime recorded," a Greater Manchester Police statement read.

"Police were called to Pewsey Road, Wythenshawe, just after 3pm on Thursday, 23 October 2014 following reports of threatening behaviour.

"Officers have since spoken to the complainant [and] no further action will be taken."

The incident happened the day after the 24-year-old forward was substituted at half-time in Liverpool's 3-0 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid last week.

The £16m signing from AC Milan was criticised for swapping his shirt with Real's Pepe at half-time.