Football awards are meant to recognize players who have achieved greatness within the sport, most appreciate the recognition, others choose to take advantage of the limelight and end of making fools of themselves. Que in this years “Golden Boy” award winner, the ever so humble Mario Balotelli.
The Manchester City player, who has spent his first 4 months in England wailing his hands about in frustration, throwing tantrums when subbed and getting himself sent off, ‘graciously’ accepted the award feigning knowledge of the runner up, Arsenal‘s Jack Wilshere. “What’s his name? Wil … ? No, I don’t know him, but the next time I play against Arsenal I will keep a close eye on him. Perhaps I can show him the Golden Boy trophy and remind him that I won it.”
Jack Wilshere took this opportunity to show how a gracious person should react to this type of commendation, sending Balotelli his congratulations via Twitter despite losing to him. “Would just like to say how honored I am to have got 2nd place in the ‘Golden Boy’! And I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me! And would like to congratulate Mario Balotelli on winning it, even if he doesn’t know who I am! He is a top player!”
The delusional Balotelli went on to claim that with the exception of Leo Messi, he is the greatest player to have ever been awarded the ‘Golden Boy’. “There’s only one that is a little stronger than me: Messi. All the others are behind me.” Funny that he’s taking jabs at previous winners like Fabregas, Rooney and Van der Vaart when he has played less than 500 minutes of Premiership football at the halfway point of the season.