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Berlusconi says Balotelli not suited for Milan

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10:08 AM ET 04.04 | AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi believes Mario Balotelli's behavior will prevent him from putting on the Rossoneri shirt in the future. The Manchester City striker has made headlines for a series of off-the-field incidents since leaving Inter Milan. "There is a Milan style of behavior that I don't think is very close to that of Balotelli," said Berlusconi. "Every now and then, he has a bit of a distraction. I don't think his style suits us." Balotelli grew up a fan of AC Milan and has been linked with the Rossoneri repeatedly.

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April 4, 2011  10:20 AM ET

Replace "Berlusconi" with the name of any club president and replace "Milan" with the name of any football club and you should then come up with the proper headline.

Of course Balotelli could reply with, "Berlusconi not suited for Italian prime minister."

April 4, 2011  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Replace "Berlusconi" with the name of any club president and replace "Milan" with the name of any football club and you should then come up with the proper headline.Of course Balotelli could reply with, "Berlusconi not suited for Italian prime minister."

I guess Mario doesn't sleep with enough underage pro's....

April 4, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I guess Mario doesn't sleep with enough underage pro's....

And Mario would look so immature next to Pato.

April 4, 2011  10:40 AM ET

Over/under on number of posts it takes for someone to leap to Mario's defense? Also, who asked Berlusconi (himself a model citizen, so I've heard) about Balotelli? Or does he regularly pick players from across Europe and declare them fit/unfit for Milan?

April 4, 2011  10:41 AM ET

Old news.

April 4, 2011  10:42 AM ET

and Mario is so "talented" that he would have no problem to end up at another team that overpays him ...

April 4, 2011  10:42 AM ET

I don't have cable and for the most part don't miss it...except for when it comes to watching live sports. I really wish I could see the expansion teams play (Vancouver, Portland), as well as catch America's Hardest Working Team instead of watching 30 second highlight clips.

It seems like this has been a really exciting season for MLS thus far.

April 4, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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Over/under on number of posts it takes for someone to leap to Mario's defense? Also, who asked Berlusconi (himself a model citizen, so I've heard) about Balotelli? Or does he regularly pick players from across Europe and declare them fit/unfit for Milan?

Just a matter when J11 shows up.

Berlusconi was probably just happy to have a conversation where it wasn't his character wasn't the one being questioned.

April 4, 2011  10:50 AM ET

Big ups to India for winning the Cricket World Cup....

April 4, 2011  10:55 AM ET

So all you DCU fans out there, what happened to them out in Colorado this weekend? It looks like they got straight rolled out of the park.

April 4, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Over/under on number of posts it takes for someone to leap to Mario's defense?

What time is J11 logging on?

April 4, 2011  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So all you DCU fans out there, what happened to them out in Colorado this weekend? It looks like they got straight rolled out of the park.

Altitude.

April 4, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Big ups to India for winning the Cricket World Cup....

Too bad they are behind Bahrain in FIFA rankings.

April 4, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So all you DCU fans out there, what happened to them out in Colorado this weekend? It looks like they got straight rolled out of the park.

Also, Davies was scratched.

April 4, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So all you DCU fans out there, what happened to them out in Colorado this weekend? It looks like they got straight rolled out of the park.

I haven't watched the match yet.... it's sitting on the DVR. I imagine the weather and altitude had something to do with it, along with injuries and U-20 participants missing.... but at the end of the day, Colorado probably just has a stronger side.

April 4, 2011  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't have cable and for the most part don't miss it...except for when it comes to watching live sports. I really wish I could see the expansion teams play (Vancouver, Portland), as well as catch America's Hardest Working Team instead of watching 30 second highlight clips.It seems like this has been a really exciting season for MLS thus far.

Doesn't MLS have some internet viewing package?

For the most part The Crew looked good this weekend. Although Medoza was lucky not to have his PK saved. It was a weak shot and Hartman guessed the right way. It also helped they were playing a 10 man team.

April 4, 2011  11:01 AM ET
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What time is J11 logging on?

Now.

April 4, 2011  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So all you DCU fans out there, what happened to them out in Colorado this weekend? It looks like they got straight rolled out of the park.

DSGP is a hard place for opponents to play and Colorado is a good team.

FYI, it was 80 degrees here on Saturday and it snowed about two to three inches on Sunday. So, less than ideal conditions for a visiting team.

April 4, 2011  11:02 AM ET
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Also, who asked Berlusconi (himself a model citizen, so I've heard) about Balotelli? Or does he regularly pick players from across Europe and declare them fit/unfit for Milan?

The answer to your last question is yes.

 
April 4, 2011  11:02 AM ET
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I haven't watched the match yet.... it's sitting on the DVR. I imagine the weather and altitude had something to do with it, along with injuries and U-20 participants missing.... but at the end of the day, Colorado probably just has a stronger side.

What channel was it on? I couldn't find it.

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