Mario Balotelli flouts no parking zone as takes Raffaella Fico out for some Italian cuisine

Rules were made for breaking! Mario Balotelli flouts no parking zone as he takes Raffaella Fico out for some Italian cuisine

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12:48 GMT, 14 March 2012

Mario Balotelli seems to think being a footballer makes him immune to the law.

The cocksure sportsman parked his red Ferrari in a no parking zone, while treating girlfriend Raffaella Fico to some fine Italian cuisine on an outing in Milan last month.

However, a parking valet did not seem so amused by the obnoxious behaviour and appeared to give the footballer a metaphorical slap on the wrists.

Nice wheels: Mario Balotelli flouts the no parking zone on a date with girlfriend Raffaella Fico in Milan

Nice wheels: Mario Balotelli flouts the no parking zone on a date with girlfriend Raffaella Fico in Milan

Fine dining: The couple are full of smiles at their table, decked out with breadsticks

Fine dining: The couple are full of smiles at their table, decked out with breadsticks

Yet moments later, Mario's sullen face had transformed from serious negotiator to cheeky chappy.

Raffaella took a back seat as she let her mohawked man do the talking, looking typically stylish in skyscraper heel boots, a face full of make-up and squeezing her frame into skinny jeans.

Ready for a cruise: The couple make their way to the car after dining

Ready for a cruise: The couple make their way to the car after dining

The Italian native, from Naples, teamed her outfit with a white fur trim jacket and a Louis Vuitton bag.

Mario, however, seemed to outdo his
missus in the bling department, with the Manchester City striker, 21,
weighed down by several chains, diamante studs and jewel encrusted
sunglasses.

The temperamental footballer is no
stranger to run-ins with the law, with the 120,000-a-week player
picking up his umpteenth car fine last month.

Help is on the way: Hotel security approach a worried looking Mario...

Help is on the way: Hotel security approach a worried looking Mario…

... Mario manages a smile as the guard seems to be a fan

… Mario manages a smile as the guard seems to be a fan

Mario was out for dinner with his girlfriend once again having dinner at Wings Restaurant in Lincoln Square, Manchester, before a council worker slapped him with a ticket on his illegally parked Bentley.

A source at the club told The Sun newspaper: 'Mario will drive from his luxury apartment to a restaurant a few streets away and leave the car on double yellows.

'The other week the Maserati misfired so he just abandoned it. Staff have had to bail it out 27 times… Mario doesn't seem to care. It's a drop in the ocean to him.'

Flashy: Mario was dripping with bling as he chewed on a cocktail stick

Flashy: Mario was dripping with bling as he chewed on a cocktail stick

No wonder he's smiling: Mario earns around 120,000 a week

No wonder he's smiling: Mario earns around 120,000 a week