London: Football bad boy Mario Balotelli soothed his nerves over his ex Raffaella Fico’s baby news with a wild bender in the early hours of Sunday.
The Italian star, 21, grinned as he partied on the French Riviera surrounded by scantily-clad girls.
He also smoked a shisha pipe of flavoured tobacco and downed champagne just days before his club’s first pre-season friendly.
He even received a shoulder massage from a blonde admirer in the swish VIP Room club.
“It looked like Balotelli was having a good time. It reminded me of the famous George Best quote ‘I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars – the rest I just squandered’,” the Mirror quoted a fellow clubber at the VIP Room in St Tropez, as saying.
Balotelli, who shone for his country at Euro 2012, is due to start pre-season training next week and may have some explaining to do when he meets up with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
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