Mario Balotelli just might be having his most Mario Balotelli season ever for Ligue 1 club Nice. The Italian striker has an excellent 11 goals in 19 appearances, and also a not-so-excellent eight yellow cards and three sending-offs (one of which was later rescinded) in that same period.
His latest red, for dissent, came on Saturday against Lorient.
Balotelli's discipline issues mean the striker is, as usual, walking a fine line. His production has been outstanding, but when is enough enough? We may not have to wait long to find out.
Balotelli is an incredible talent, and that gives him a lot of leeway that he is happy to use up. We don't know how much more leeway he has left, but we hope he can get back to scoring goals and not getting sent off, because he really is a joy to watch.