Mario Balotelli rocks a customised hairy top at football practice

Even his hoodie has a mohawk! Mario Balotelli rocks a customised hairy top at football practice

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UPDATED:

20:15 GMT, 24 August 2012

He's certainly not afraid when it comes to experimenting with unusual fashion choices.

So Mario Balotelli must have been delighted when he discovered a zip-up top which featured a trim on the hood which exactly matched his blonde mohawk.

The 22-year-old footballer was spotted leaving the Carrington training ground today in the customised Bad Spirit hoodie.

Even his hoodie has a mohawk! Mario Balotelli sported a customised top as he left football practice today

Even his hoodie has a mohawk! Mario Balotelli sported a customised top as he left football practice today

Spot the difference: Balotelli's top was the same as his famous blonde mohican

Spot the difference: Balotelli's top was the same as his famous blonde mohican

Spot the difference: Balotelli's top was the same as his famous blonde mohican

But despite the Manchester City star
attempting to keep his head down, the blonde fur that ran down the top
of his head made the sportsman instantly recognisable.

Balotelli had earlier been seen perfecting his skills on the pitch ahead of Manchester City's game against Liverpool on Sunday.

The sportsman's appearance came amid claims he is being wooed by a showbiz agent for a move to Hollywood.

Preparations: Balotelli was practising ahead of Manchester City taking on Liverpool this weekend

Preparations: Balotelli was practising ahead of Manchester City taking on Liverpool this weekend

Fashion-forward: The 22-year-old sportsman teamed the top with combat trousers and gold trainers

Fashion-forward: The 22-year-old sportsman teamed the top with combat trousers and gold trainers

According to reports, Balotelli's game at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday was attended by Ari Emanuel, who works as a top agent in Hollywood a the William Morris Endeavor Agency.

Manchester Evening News claim Emanuel was overheard discussing potential parts for the charismatic footballer.

However, the reports about a move to Hollywood follow claims that Balotelli turned down the chance to speak at the Cambridge Union because he doesn't believe in self-publicity.

A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Mario really can’t understand what all the fuss is about. He has no interest in self-publicity. He doesn’t go around thinking what he can do next to get people talking about him.

'Mario just does things off the cuff to entertain himself and his friends, without really thinking of the consequences.

'He’s just a young man having fun and he thinks it is strange that so many people are interested in him.'