Balotelli’s got a nasty bite...

Mario the shark and (below) Manchester City star Balotelli.

Mario the shark and (below) Manchester City star Balotelli.

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A SHARK in Blackpool has been named after controversial Man City striker Mario Balotelli – because his bad behaviour reminded aquarium staff of the firebrand footballer.

The brown shark, known simply as Balotelli, is the biggest – and grumpiest – creature at Blackpool’s Sealife Centre.

Manchester City's Mario Balotelli
Manchester City's Mario Balotelli

He tries to pull some handlers into the pool at feeding time, fixes a surly stare on others and uses his head to nudge balls of rolled up food away from tank-mates.

 

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