Mario Balotelli wants statue of himself doing his 'muscle flex' pose | inside World Soccer

Mario Balotelli has taken his narcissism to a whole new level by commissioning a life-size statue of himself doing his famous Euro 2012 "muscle flex" goal celebration.

Mario Balotelli is seen doing his famous 'muscle flex' celebration in the Euro 2012 semi-final
Mario Balotelli is seen doing his famous 'muscle flex' celebration in the Euro 2012 semi-final

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The AC Milan striker has contacted an artist near his home in Brescia, Italy, to make the sculpture.

"I received the commission, but have never actually met Balotelli, so I am working from photographs,” local artist Livio Scarpella told Il Giornale di Brescia newspaper.

"I presented various sketches, but Mario wanted to be immortalised in the pose after a goal: muscles in evidence and an expression to challenge the opponents.

"I imagined him as an athlete from ancient times. The statue will be between the classic and pop style, in platinum and coloured bronze with the eyes made of precious stones."

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