Personally, my take on plays like this is simple: if you try it, you have to get the job done. Want to start doing back heel kicks, flipping over yourself, showboating, flipping into the end zone? Just make sure you actually score/deliver. Unfortunately for him, Mario Balotelli couldn’t do that.
CARSON, CA - JULY 24: Mario Balotelli #45 of Manchester City scores on a penalty kick against Los Angeles Galaxy during the Herbalife World Football Challenge 2011 at the Home Depot Center on July 24, 2011 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)credit KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/Getty Images