AC Milan's horror season continues after a 4-2 defeat to Parma at San Siro masterminded by an Antonio Cassano brace.
The Rossoneri were still reeling from three consecutive defeats including an emphatic elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid as they lined up to face Parma.
And things went from bad to worse for Clarence Seedorf's men as they were behind within nine minutes courtesy of a Cassano spot-kick that had also seen goalkeeper Christian Abbiati shown a straight red card.
Milan looked ponderous and short of confidence and their visitors took complete control when Cassano scored a second after the break due to some terrible marking.
But the Rossoneri appeared to have pulled off a remarkable comeback when Adil Rami scored within three minutes of coming on as a substitute and Balotelli converted a controversial penalty kick for his first goal in a month.
However, Parma were not discouraged by throwing away a two-goal advantage and ex-Juventus man Amauri bundled home in the 76th minute to restore their lead.
Ex-Sunderland target Jonathan Biabiany compounded Milan's misery in the dying seconds with a diving header from six yards to make it 4-2.
After the game, furious Ultras gathered in protest at the Diavolo's current position and demanded to see the players.
The situation at San Siro is becoming toxic after a season of disappointments and Milan are routed in 11th place with their European qualification chances fading with each passing week.