Soccer Star Gets Benched After His Showboating Attempt Goes Horribly Wrong

Mario Balotelli found himself all alone in front of goal in the first half of the Manchester City-L.A. Galaxy match yesterday.

But instead of simply sliding the ball past the Galaxy keeper, he tried to score a twirling backheeled goal. And he failed.

The petulant 20-year-old was promptly plucked from the game by his coach, and he fumed and pouted on the bench for the remainder of the first half.

Here’s the video:

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