Super Mario's Time is Now

Published: Saturday, Jun 9, 2012

“Super” Mario Balotelli scored twice yesterday to lift Italy over Germany in Euro 2012. This video couldn’t be more timely and appropriate. No doubt he’ll be remembered now.

I’ve been watching Balotelli for a while because he plays for my BPL team Man City. I used to be annoyed by his antics and erratic play. But then I read about how, as the first black player to represent Italy, he has had to rise above a sea of racism to play for his country. Not only that, but he overcame a traumatic childhood to become a superstar. I’m happy to see him finally get the recognition he deserves from his countrymen.