By Matthew Smith For Mailonline
Published: 07:47 BST, 3 August 2017 | Updated: 07:47 BST, 3 August 2017
Even when Mario Balotelli is unable to play through injury, the enigmatic Italian still manages to be the centre of attention.
Balotelli was unable to play in Nice's Champions League third round qualifier second leg away to Ajax after suffering a hamstring injury during the first match in France.
So the striker watched the game in Amsterdam from a bar in Nice along with a group of supporters, who seemed delighted to have him there.
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Mario Balotelli watched Nice play in the Champions League from a bar with club supporters
The fans were delighted to have the striker there as he recovers from injury, singing his name
The Nice fans had even more reason to celebrate after beating Ajax on away goals
Balotelli shared a video on Instagram from the