Balotelli faces NINE-game ban after reckless Song tackle

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Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Dailymail

Mario Balotelli is facing a nine-game 'totting up' ban after the FA revealed they are deciding whether to punish his studs-up tackle on Arsenal's Alex Song, which referee Martin Atkinson missed.

If they do, it would count as a fourth red card of the season for the Italian, who is facing a revolt by his Manchester City team-mates, with several demanding that manager Roberto Mancini kicks him out of the club this summer.

Balotelli faces NINE-game ban after reckless Song tackle
Bad timing: City striker Balotelli faces a nine-game ban

Balotelli was sent off anyway late in the defeat by Arsenal for a second yellow card. He already misses one game for that sending off and an extra two because it was his third red of the season.

He could be banned for a further three games for the Song tackle and then for another three because that would count as his fourth red.

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