MARIO BALOTELLI accidentally punched FC Sion sporting director Barthelemy Constantin in the face while he was wearing a costume at a party.
The Swiss signed the Italian striker on a two-year contract at the start of the season.
But it hasn’t worked out as one would have hoped as Balotelli has scored just six goals in 18 games and caused trouble off the field.
According to the Swiss newspaper ViewOne of those off-pitch issues emerged when he went to a party with club boss Constantin, 28.
Later in the evening, someone at the party recognized the ex-Manchester City striker and pulled out his camera to take a picture.
Balotelli, who is said to have attracted unwanted attention with his parties during his time in Sion, was outraged and after a verbal exchange, they reportedly started arguing.
Constantin reportedly tried to stop the altercation but was accidentally hit by Balotelli.
All of this happened while the couple dressed up as Pokémon character Pikachu and TV personality Money Heist.
The following week, Constantin sat on the bench with bloodshot eyes watching Sion lose to St Gallen.
And Sion was forced to be relegated to the second division of Swiss football after winning just seven of his 36 league games.
Meanwhile, Balotelli’s days at the club appear to be numbered.
After losing 3-0 in nine minutes to Servette last month, Sion reportedly refused to retire in the second half.
Fans in the stands then set fire to Balotelli’s jersey.
And at the end of the election campaign, President Christian Constantin paid no heed to his assessment of the striker.
He said: “Mario has not returned the trust placed in him, nor has he rewarded us for the great effort we have put in.”
“This boy believes that the rules that govern one collective apply primarily to others.”
“If agents find it in their interest to put him in a country where money isn’t as important as it is here, maybe he’ll play again soon. Or not. Maybe it’s better that way.”
Balotelli was part of BT Sport’s Champions League final coverage on Saturday night as he addressed the pundits over the clash between two of his former clubs.
And he claimed Erling Haaland “learned well from him” after a video surfaced of the Norwegian wearing Balotelli’s number 45 as a young boy.