Mario Balotelli shows his soft side, shares first picture of new born son

Mario Balotelli has shared a first picture of his new born son with his 5.9 million followers on Instagram. In the picture captioned ‘Goodnight. #Father&Son’, Balotelli is seen cradling the baby, draped in a white blanket.  Last month, the Italian shared a picture of a pregnant woman’s belly with the the caption: ‘Loading’. Days after, it was reported that he had welcomed a son with girlfriend, Clelia in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Nice striker also has a four-year-old daughter, Pia with Italian TV personality, Raffaella Fico. For more than a year, the controversial footballer refused to acknowledge that Pia was his child and demanded a DNA test to prove he was the father. He also got engaged to model, Fanny Neguesha in June 2014. They split in September of the same year.

Recently, in an interview, the 27-year-old said “I haven’t changed. I’ve matured, I’m growing. I’m not 17 anymore, with experience you grow.I’m not one of the best in the world and I’m not one of the worst in the world. I’m only myself, like always”.

Balotelli has scored six goals for Nice this season.