November 6th, 2012

Mario Balotelli: The Meaning Of Mario

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Related: Leo MessiDidier Drogba in TIME Magazine. Image: LEVON BISS FOR TIME.

There ain’t enough ‘time’ in the world to cover this issue thoroughly.

While the 12 November cover looks amazing, Balotelli’s really let his posture go, no?

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9 Responses to “Mario Balotelli: The Meaning Of Mario”

  1. dancingapple says:

    That's a great shot of Mario. I wish that was the North American cover too.

  2. Benito M. says:

    This is what happens when an overhyped football player continues to be overhyped… on the cover of 'Time' for doing nothing! The only thing Balotelli has done is to be a black-Italian!

    • tammyv says:

      Won the treble with Inter at 19, three Serie A titles, won the double in the UK, got Italy to the final of Euro 2012, won a trophy in every season he has played…

      you are correct, the only thing he has done is be a black Italian.

      • mybabyri says:

        all of that in the tender age of 22…..

        Wait what have you done (if) when you were 22?… i rest my case:P

  3. tammyv says:

    the article is very good… as is the interview with Mario and the photographer.

  4. gin_in_teacups says:

    The cover looks amazing, although I wasn't super impressed with the article. Oh well. Still glad to see any thoughtful coverage of the issue of racism in football, even if it wasn't as in depth as I might have liked.

    • tammyv says:

      but it wasn't about racism per se, it was about the cultural shift in Italy and Europe and how it is creating problems and how Mario is sort of the face of that de factoly

      • gin_in_teacups says:

        I take your point, but I don't really think those things can be separated. The cultural shifts in Italy and other European countries have a lot to do with increasing populations of people of non-white ethnicity, and I did think the aim of the article was to get at that. I thought it was interesting, but somewhat surface-level.