Marseille striker Mario Balotelli plays rock, paper, scissors after scoring winning goal against former club Nice

Mario Balotelli celebrated his winning goal against former club Nice by playing rock, paper, scissors on Sunday.

The Italy striker was on the scoresheet as Marseille beat Nice 1-0 at the Allianz Riviera.

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Mario Balotelli is no stranger to funny goal celebrations

Balotelli has scored five goals in seven games since joining Marseille in a £1.8million deal from Nice in January.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool forward is no stranger to elaborate celebrations.

He opened the scoring for City in a 6-1 win at rivals Manchester United in October 2011 and revealed a T-shirt with the words “why always me?” in relation to controversial events in his personal life.

He recently also filmed himself and his team-mates celebrating a goal and uploaded the celebration to Instagram during the match.

And Balotelli’s humorous side was on show once more with his rock, paper, scissors celebration with team-mate Florian Thauvin on the weekend.

The 28-year-old became the first Marseille player to score in his first four home games in 45 years.

Balotelli’s short-term deal with the French club runs out at the end of the season – and he is keen to extend his stay.

Last week, he told La Provence: “The fact of the matter is that my contract expires at the end of this season and after that, we’ll discuss it.

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“I’ve told my agent that I am happy here and want to stay. My first two seasons at Nice were good, but Marseille is on another level, another type of football and atmosphere.

“As far as I am concerned, Marseille are the biggest club in France. I thank Nice and its supporters, but there’s no comparison with Marseille.

“I’ve always felt that I would fit in here and I can’t explain why. The atmosphere is a bit like Naples. I’ve said the only Italian club I could play for would be Napoli. It’s more or less the same thing at Marseille.”

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