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Why TIME would waste a cover and eight pages on Mario Balotelli or on any other football player is a mystery to me ["Why Always Mario?" Nov. 12]. He's well known for striking a ball with convincing skills, but that is basically it. Like a lot of ridiculously overpaid football players, his arrogance is matched only by his ignorance. There are certainly already hundreds of football magazines that can inform their readers about unexciting sportsmen.
Sébastien Kellner, WEERDE, BELGIUM

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