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Mancini: Mario must respect himself

December 21, 2012
By Richard Jolly
Roberto Mancini has described Mario Balotelli's £340,000 club fine as "normal" and told the errant striker it is more important for him to respect himself than to respect his manager.

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Balotelli abandoned his appeal against a fine of two weeks' wages imposed because he was suspended for 11 of Manchester City's 54 games last season.

The 22-year-old Italy international said he had accepted the punishment out of respect for Mancini, ...

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