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Mariocam: Balotelli's latest YouTube smash

City's very own original prankster becomes a viral hit yet again.

Mario Balotelli has shed none of his playful sense of humour over the summer and football fans worldwide have not lost their appetite for him.

The Italian striker, who was such a success for his country in the European Championships made an appearance as a second half substitute in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Southampton.

And he was at his irrepressible best in the tunnel before the game when he playfully made off with a camera belonging to our club photographer Sharon Latham.

We captured the moment on our regular post-match smash hit ‘Tunnel Cam’, clipped it and put it on YouTube and hey presto! an instant winner.

In the first 24 hours the pre-match lark attracted more than 1,000,000 hits making it the most watched sports clip on YouTube on Monday.

If you haven’t seen it yet then please take a look:

Watch it here - http://manc.it/Rd0I9k

There will be more where that came from over the season as our cameras, both moving and still, are granted unprecedented access to the champions of England. Please stay tuned.

p.s Sharon got her equipment back unharmed!

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