Exactly. The kind of shit he's getting castigated for Rooney has done far, far more, far worse, with far nastier intent behind it, while being an utter and complete c*nt off the pitch in every way possible (where Balotelli, nuts though he clearly is, seems sound off the pitch).
Yet with Rooney if you did anything to curb him being a despicable piece of shit 'you'd take away his fire' or some such utter guff, where with Balotelli he's single handedly costing City the title while letting down himself, his country, his race and probably making his dear old mum cry into the bargain.
In short, it's not like I even give that much of a shit about Balotelli, but I feel a little compelled to write when a lot of people seem to be doing little other than parroting the same old xenophobic bullshit media cliches that have caused us so much hurt over the years.
P.S...and it's not like I'm saying that Balotelli isn't a bit nuts or a bit of a liability or that he doesn't have any sort of issues that cost the team, just it's ridiculous how much they've been hyped by the media and how differently they've treated plenty of other players who are or were far, far worse than Balotelli.