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Inter Milan's Balotelli angry with Beijing block

Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli is furious that he won't be able to represent Italy at the Beijing Olympics.

The problems have arise because he is the son of Ghanaian immigrants and has never been officially adopted by the Balotelli family, who were given custody of him by the courts when he was just three.

"The Italian law is unjust and needs to be changed," the 17 year-old told Corriere dello Sport. "I feel like a Second Division citizen."

Balotelli has already snubbed the chance to represent Ghana because he wants to follow his Azzurri dream.

"Even having been born here, I am still not being recognised as a citizen and I find that to be enormously unjust," he continued. "I have turned down an invitation to play for Ghana because I want to wear the Azzurri shirt.

"The reason I did so is because I was born in Italy and I have always lived there, so I feel like an Italian."

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