Dalglish Defends Balotelli
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Scottish football legend Kenny Dalglish has defended Mario Balotelli regarding his half time shirt swap with Pepe, Real Madrid. He told the media that Balotelli didn’t understand British culture after the Liverpool star was criticised by Brendan Rogers.
In his column in the Daily Mirror Dalglish said: ‘Some people seem to have interpreted him swapping shirts as a gesture of defiance towards the club because he was going to be substituted. That’s absurd.’
Shirt swapping at half time is common on the continent, although it’s not part of English football culture and created problems for Balotelli. Is it such a big deal? Visit Footballer Direct and like them on Facebook for football news and talent spotting successes.