When Music Artists and Sport Stars come together we all know we are in for something big, and it cannot get any bigger than a song dedicated to the controversial Man City’s striker Mario Ballotelli. On Christmas Eve UK artist Tinchy Stryder released a free EP exclusively to fans called the ‘Wish List’ which includes the track ‘Mario Ballotelli (featuring Ruff Sqwad)’ devoted to the Italian born Ghanaian star. The song uses a range of interview clips from Ballotelli himself and the t-shirt slogan for the chorus. ‘Why always me, why always me, why always me… Mario Ballotelli!’ Ballotelli is not the first player to make a t-shirt statement and in October he revealed the infamous slogan ‘Why Always Me’ during the 6-1 victory over Manchester United. The footballer’s antics have clearly been the inspiration behind the song.
Stryder is not the only one to take a liking to the striker, as other high profile fans include Noel and Liam Gallagher. Since the £24million switch from Inter Milan to City last year, the football star has built himself a reputation both on and off the field. In November, his Cheshire mansion was set on fire after he and friends allegedly set off fireworks inside. However on a positive note it’s reported that during the festive period he enthralled drinkers at a local pub in Manchester where he put £1,000 behind the bar as a Christmas treat for the patrons. Also a generous donation of £200 was given to a local church where he attended Midnight Mass with his girlfriend and family. Well despite recent incidents Ballotelli this time round has hit the charts rather than the headlines and the track definitely scores a 10 out of 10 from me.
If you have not already heard the song, make sure to check it out now: