Italy forward Mario Balotelli has sought to explain his unique ‘Instagram celebration’ after netting a spectacular overhead kick in the 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
Balotelli and Florian Thauvin’s penalty helped Marseille to a win that lifted them above their visitors and into fourth place in the French top-flight.
Despite scoring an incredible goal, his fourth for the club in just six games, it was the celebration that sparked more interest – as he grabbed a cellphone from a photographer in the Stade Velodrome to record the moment.
“I had given my telephone to an OM [Marseille] journalist,” Balotelli said after the game, as per ESPN.
“I told him to go behind the goal, that I was going to do a video if I scored. Each time I do something, it goes right around the world.”