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Footballer Mario Balotelli's backheel failure - Video

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Nobody likes a clever-clogs, as Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli found out at the weekend.

The £24 million signing was immediately substituted by boss Roberto Mancini half an hour into a friendly against LA 'home of David Beckham' Galaxy when his attempted backheel shot went awry.

Watch the failed Mario Balotelli backheel below:



Arsenal players Thierry Henry and Robert Pires got away with similar failed showboating (against City in a competitive match) years ago, but at least they had already established themselves as club legends long before making fools of themselves:



Balotelli - who was rumoured to have had a fling with Big Brother star Sophie Read - has before grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons, most amusingly when he struggled to get his bib on during a warm-up last year:

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