Mario Balotelli is a popular name in the world of European football. The Italian has been around some of the biggest clubs in Europe for the last several years. There was a time that he performed well and amidst the fiercest front runners feared by goalkeepers and defenders alike. Unfortunately, the latest situation of Balotelli is not much of a good situation for a good footballer. Sadly, after a terrible set of things following his move to Brescia, his contract is terminated. That leads to a highly uncertain future of his career as a footballer.
According to maxbetsbobet website, In the summer of 2019 Balotelli joined Brescia as his return to the so-called his city. Brescia is exactly his hometown club where he finally returned to. He returned to the place where his journey as a footballer started with high hope to perform well once again. The contract with Brescia was initially a three-year contract. It means that he was supposed to stay with the club until the summer of 2022. Unfortunately, even before a year after the start of the contract, everything falls apart for Balotelli. The fairy tale return to his hometown club simply did not work out as he highly hoped previously.
It is like a déjà vu for Balotelli because it has been like that in the previous clubs. He was with Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice, and Marseille previously. All of his times with those clubs end with a somewhat uncomfortable situation. He was inconsistent and controversial at the same time that affects the performance output desired by both the managers and the clubs. In the end, he even failed to recapture his best form with Brescia. He scored only 5 goals out of 19 appearances with Brescia since joining the team. That was not the performance the team wanted from him.
It turns out that Balotelli has been offered a consensual termination of the three-year contract back in March. At that time he refused to take that offer to leave the club in a good way. Eventually, it has happened recently that Massimo Cellino, the owner of the club finally instructed his lawyer to terminate the contract of Balotelli with the club. Previously it is known that Cellino has been very vocal about the lack of performance shown by Balotelli. Following that contract termination, the future of Balotelli is unclear. Hopefully, a chance will come to Balotelli once again for him to play a high level of football in the future.
It is an unfortunate situation for Balotelli as well as the club. The club’s head coach, Diego Lopez expected Balotelli to perform well in his hometown. It will be a good outcome for both Balotelli and Brescia if he performs well. Unfortunately, that is not what happened at all. Balotelli even faced the supporters’ racist chanting once again along his time with Brescia. He experienced that long ago when he was playing for Inter Milan. That may well be one of the factors that lead to his inconsistencies in terms of his performance with Brescia.
It is the issue of racism that recently surfaced once more time after the death of George Floyd in the US. That affects a lot of communities around the globe including the Premier League community. According to Raheem Sterling, the fight against any form of racism will only come at the strength of football when more black managers are around. There have been many black players in the football community but when it comes to managers the reality is different. He acknowledged the anti-racism marches in the UK as a form of support to fight racism following the recent tragedy in the US.
He fully supports the movement to protest against what happened in the US to George Floyd. Yet, that is just a form of support to gather and express a protest like that. Unfortunately according to him, that will not change the actual situation about racism in any place of the world today. That includes the world of football. Although FIFA has always screamed about its campaign of Say No to Racism, which remains a problem in the scope of the world’s most popular sport. Racism will always be an issue to handle without any strong change in society today.
Specifically Sterling addresses the Premier League community. Black people and others included in BAME will need to be multiplied in numbers within the scope of coaching staff and administrators of British football in general. Providing them the chance to be in charge of bigger things in society will greatly help shape the community in treating BAME. That will deliver stronger impacts than just protesting whenever something related to racism happened. All of those blacks, Asians, and minority ethnicities need to have representatives in the hierarchy of British football to show that the British community really is against any form of racism.
All across different competitions in British football alone there are about 500 players. A third of that amount is black so that it is quite unquestionable not to have black people in the coaching staff let alone in the hierarchy of the football organization in the UK. Fortunately, the Football Association of the UK has already posted a thing related to that matter. Reported by judibolaterbaik In 2018 it was targeted that 5% of the leadership and 13% of the coaching staff are BAME. That has been increased further for the year 2021 with 11% for the leadership and 20% for the coaching staff.
Lastly, Sterling delivers an example of the managerial careers of 4 former England internationals. Frank Lampard is one of them who has already felt the comfort of coaching Chelsea. Another one of the players is Steven Gerrard who has been holding the manager role of Rangers. On the other hand, Ashley Cole just managed Chelsea’s Under-15s while Sol Campbell managed only Southend and Macclesfield of the lower level of British football competitions. Hopefully, that will change in the future with the 11% and 20% plan of FA for BAME in the higher hierarchy of British football community.