AC Milan hires ex-police officer to monitor `lunatic` Balotelli

London, Oct 27 (ANI): Italian side AC Milan has reportedly hired a former police officer to try and keep their eccentric striker Mario Balotelli from carrying out another of his 'madcap' tricks.

The former Manchester City player is widely known for his sometimes crazy behaviour, from letting fireworks off in his bathroom to attacking a camera man, following which Milan has assigned former police chief Filippo Ferri to look after him.

According to Metro.co.uk, Ferri has been working as head of security for the Italian club for months, after being sacked from the police following his heavy-handed treatment of protesters at the G8 summit in 2001.

Welcoming the news, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who worked with Balotelli whilst at Inter Milan, said that Balotelli needs controlling even though he is a 'great guy', adding that Ferri will never get bored with a 'lunatic' like Balotelli on his hands. (ANI)

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