Roberto Mancini was involved in another confrontation with Mario Balotelli after seeing Manchester City pegged back 1-1 by Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 23 September 2012.
As he came off at the end, 85th-minute substitute Balotelli had words with Mancini, who responded by placing his hand on the temperamental City striker’s back and shoving him down the tunnel.
Mancini was reluctant to discuss the incident, but admitted he will demand an explanation.
Came in late?
- I don’t remember anything with Mario, said the City manager. It’s possible I did (push him).
- I don’t remember if he asked me something but it’s not important. Mario may think it was important. Was it because he wasn’t playing and came on late? Probably, probably, I don’t know.
- Tomorrow I will ask him, Mancini said .