Manchester City won't punish Mario Balotelli after his latest strop on Saturday.

The Sun says the Italian bad-boy can expect a ticking off for his early dash to the airport when he returns from international duty.

Sulky Balotelli stormed straight off down the tunnel after he was replaced by Sergio Aguero against Sunderland.

And he then left the Etihad just 15 minutes after the final whistle to make his way to Manchester Airport.

That did not represent a breach of rules but club officials were hoping to speak to him before he headed to Italy.