Tottenham boss Redknapp fumes: Man City's Balotelli has previous

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was furious seeing Mario Balotelli stay on the pitch to hit Manchester City's winner yesterday.
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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was furious seeing Mario Balotelli stay on the pitch to hit Manchester City's winner yesterday.

Redknapp has condemned Balotelli for the stamp on Scott Parker he felt should have led to the Manchester City striker being sent off.

That Balotelli scored the injury-time penalty to seal a dramatic 3-2 win for the hosts only made matters worse.

"What reason did he have to backheel Scott in the head with his studs when he is laying on the floor?" said the Spurs chief.

"I couldn't see a reason for it. It is not a nice thing to do. It has no place in football. Having looked at it, yes, I do (think Balotelli should have been sent off).

"It is not the first time he has done that and I am sure it won't be the last.

"I am the last person to talk about getting people sent off and what they should and shouldn't do.

"But it is blatant. He reacts to challenges like that at times."

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