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Man City striker Balotelli victim of Italian radio hoax

It's been shown Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was the victim of a radio hoax last week.

Balotelli's radio interview declaring a love for Napoli has been unmasked as a fake by an impersonator.

It has now been confirmed that the entire interview was a fake performed by impressionist Gianfranco Butinar.

The recording on Radio Radio on Wednesday was enough to fool even Balotelli's agent, Mino Raiola.

Butinar specialises in other Italian football stars, including Juventus Coach Gigi Del Neri.

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