Liverpool Fans Debate Balotelli Penalty Incident

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Liverpool won 1-0 against Besiktas last night, thanks to a Mario Balotelli penalty, but the Italian was once again central to more ‘controversy’- though a lot has been made of what is, seemingly, nothing.

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Jordan Henderson saw the ball snatched off him by Balotelli, who also upset Daniel Sturridge by doing so, but the Italian dispatched the spot-kick to give the Reds a narrow victory. That should have been that- but it’s dragged on since.

Steven Gerrard later criticised Balotelli for taking the penalty and a big social media eruption occurred, with the majority of fans quite pleased that the Italian took, and scored, the penalty kick.