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GIF - Classic Mario Balotelli banter during AC Milan's team photo

Former Manchester City and Inter Milan striker is up to his usual tricks.

Balotelli takes the classic 'tap on the shoulder' prank to the next level by slapping the goalkeeping coach around the side of the head with a goalkeeper's glove. 

Fair to say Philippe Mexès, standing to the right of the frontman isn't pleased.

The comical moment took place during the AC Milan team photo session at the club's Milanello training ground.

Balotelli has today apologised for berating officials at the end of AC Milan's 2-1 home defeat to Napoli.

The 23-year-old was banned for three games for insulting the refereeing team, meaning he will miss Milan's trip to defending champions Juventus.

"I'm sorry, particularly for my team-mates, who I have abandoned. I've created a mess and it was not necessary," he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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