The footballer fights back after Sophie's Twitter abuse

Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli has hit back at Sophie Reade after she slagged him off on Twitter.

The Big
Brother
10 winner called the Italian international a ‘w*****‘ for ‘cheating’ on her – an insult Mario insists is unfair, especially as he never considered
Sophie
his girlfriend. 

‘I met her once, she started to bombard me with texts, I had to block her number,’ claims Mario, 20.

‘She’s a superficial little character.

‘I would never have a serious relationship with her.’

Sophie believed she and Mario were exclusive, but he hooked up with her glamour model pal Faye Evette at a New Year‘s party in his apartment.

Heartbroken Sophie – who’s recently forked out on a pair of new breasts – shared her sob story with a number of tabloids.

‘I feel utterly betrayed by Mario,’ Sophie, 21, told the News Of The World.

‘I really cared for him and he insisted he felt the same way about me.

‘I would never normally date a footballer because they have such bad reputations.

Mario seemed very different.’

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