Going bonkers for Balotelli! Shop closes so footballer can shop without being mobbed by fans
23:27 GMT, 3 August 2012
It has been claimed he enjoyed an 18-month affair with a waitress behind the back of his pregnant ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico.
But it seems that Mario Balotelli's fans don't care about his womanizing ways and he is just as popular as ever.
The Manchester City footballer was mobbed when he tried to visit his Intro in Manchester today.
Mobbed: Mario Balotelli's presence at a shop in Manchester caused such chaotic scenes that the store had to close so he could shop without being mobbed
The Italian footballer's arrival at Deansgate clothing store caused so much chaos that shop workers were forced to close the shop to allow Balotelli to browse.
When he emerged from the shop he obliged fans by posing for a few pictures before driving off in his white 130,000 Bentley.
Mario's personal life has been more dramatic than his performances on the pitch.
Snap happy: The Manchester City footballer posed for a number of photos before driving off in his car
Dahiana Rojas, a 19-year-old waitress
from Genoa, Italy, recently revealed she enjoyed an 18-month romance
romance with the footballer after meeting when he pulled alongside her
in a red Ferrari and asked her out on a date.
'It was like being in a film. I
thought it was better if he called me so I gave him my number and he
called me that evening,' she told an Italian glossy weekly.
This will be yet another blow for
Raffaella Fico – who is expecting a baby girl in December – as she has
reportedly been harbouring hopes of a reconciliation with the Manchester
Unique style: The Italian footballer donned a low cut purple T-shirt and a pair of tracksuit bottoms for his shopping trip
Meanwhile, Balotelli is demanding a
paternity test to establish whether he really is the father of his
pregnant former girlfriend's baby.
He previously said in a statement: 'I
will accept full responsibility after a paternity test. I don't really
want to speak publicly about my private life but I find that I have to
explain once and for all, the nature of my relationship with Raffaella
'We split up in April and since then
we have not seen or spoken to each other. I had nothing more to do with
Raffaella's life and she had nothing more to do with mine.'