The Italy striker, 28, had scored a stunning overhead kick Sunday for Marseille to give his side the lead against Saint-Etienne — his team would go on to win the Ligue 1 match 2-0 — and proceeded to collect his phone from a cameraman pitchside.
Balotelli’s post has had nearly two million views on Instagram, while on Twitter the video has been liked over 42,000 times. Bravo, Mario.
It is not the first time the former Inter Milan, Liverpool and Manchester City striker has made headlines for his goal celebrations.
When at City, the forward lifted his shirt after scoring against Manchester United to reveal a T-shirt with “Why always me?” written on the front, a reference to his unique way of becoming the focus of attention both on and off the field.
But Balotelli isn’t the first footballer to mark a goal on social media.
Former Roma and Italy striker Francesco Totti took a picture of himself celebrating after scoring against Lazio in the Rome derby in 2015.