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Balotelli: ´I´m not a villain or violent´

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 26 Jan 2012

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Controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has pleaded his innocence over the alleged stamp on Tottenham’s Scott Parker.

The incident took place late on in Manchester City’s crucial 3-2 victory over fellow title challengers Spurs, with Balotelli going on to net a penalty deep into stoppage time after avoiding the wrath of referee Howard Webb for his actions.

However, the Italian striker still insists he did not do anything wrong during the game, and that it was not his intention to catch Parker in the head with his boot.

“I have accepted the ban because I couldn’t prove my innocence,” Balotelli told reporters.

“But I’m not a villain or violent. I didn’t try to (place my) heel (on) Parker.”

The club accepted the FA’s verdict on Wednesday, meaning Balotelli is set for a four-game ban, the first of which came in the Carling Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Roberto Mancini begrudgingly accepted the verdict, and decided against an appeal after seeing Vincent Kompany’s equally contentious red card in the Manchester derby turned down earlier this month.

“I do not agree with this decision, but we can do nothing. I do not agree. I explained to Mario and he understood,” Mancini said.

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