Man, you can't see through the "ego" Balotelli has do you ?
Caring for something/someone BY THE DEFINITION is in contrast to WILLINGLY doing something to hurt that something/someone.
IF Balotelli gave a shit about this club he would never do the shit he did.
If you want me to lay it down for you I will:
Balotelli did appologise BECAUSE Jose SAW HIS BLUFF. You don't remember the whole situation, how everybody in Italy was saying Jose would be a crazy motherfucker if he didn't take Balotelli with him for important game ? Balotelli put Jose almost in impossible position, and yet Jose didn't brring this lazy asshole, and WE WON. That showed Balotelli one thing - either you listen to me (Jose) or you don't play motherfucker.
Balotelli appologised ONLY because he didn't have any other choice.
If he indeed cared for the club there would be no story to begin with. And I only scrapped the surface here. I could write an essay on all this.
If you think Balotelli cares about this club, than you must be right after lobotomy. Balotelli thinks only about himself, and nothing else, period.
you can't stay one day without talking about Balotelli, what will you do in your free times if he leaves? he also sell newspapers, and give gossips to talk in the bar!
Is this your response, or you just trying to avoid my question ?
Let's look at player's with similar problems around his age.
Rooney- Skilled, high work rate, bad character.
CR7- Very skilled, medium work rate, bad character.
Adriano- Skilled, medium work rate, bad character.
Landon Donovan- Skilled, high work rate, bad character.
SNEIJDER- Skilled, high work rate, bad character.
a) No, those players (most of them) didn't have SIMILAR problems
b) Lets clear something out. When I say WORKRATE, I don't point out to the workrate on the field (although one can be sometimes directly tied to the other - example Javier, and in most cases the players who work hard during the games can easily be bet on to be working their ass of during training sessions). When I say workrate I mostly think the workrate on improving yourself (and that means giving 100% on trainings).
I don't know about Donovan, but all others, I've never heard of any issues like that for these players, neighter from their coaches, teammates, or fans till this very day.
But tons of players that turned out to be great had character or work rate issues.
And yet... I still don't know any world class player, who had the same attitude to improvement as Balotelli.
One last time. It's not the character issue. One can be an asshole (bad character), but still can have a great drive to improving himself (knoledge of importance of working on yourself). One can be a saint aka Javier (good character) and also can understand what hard work means for yourself.
One can be an asshole (bad character), AND can sit on his ass all the time, because he thinks he is already best and doesn't need to move his ass - Balotelli.
The character is NOT A PROBLEM when we talk about translating the talent on the player in 5 years time.
If one thinks about it carefully, one understands how big of a problem it is.