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Balotelli facing fine after smoking on train

Created on 07 Apr., 2013 2:46 PM GMT

AC Milan are set to fine Mario Balotelli after the striker was caught smoking in a train toilet on Saturday.

The striker has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons since moving from Manchester City at the end of January and has scored seven goals in as many Serie A games.

However, reports in Italy said the club were ready to crack down on the 22-year-old after a conductor caught him smoking on a train to Florence over the weekend, as Balotelli was travelling with team-mates for Sunday's Serie A clash with Fiorentina.

Smoking on trains is prohibited by Italian law.

The Italy international was regularly snapped by photographers with a cigarette in hand during his two-and-a-half year spell with City.

Balotelli was in the headlines more often for his mischief and disobedience than his goalscoring during his time in England, which played a part in the Premier League champions selling the striker on deadline day in January.

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