MARIO BALOTELLI’S party trick almost backfired as he narrowly avoided smashing his head on the side of a swimming pool.
The Italian striker looks in no rush to crack on with the football season as he had the time of his life at a water park.
Instagram @mb459 Striker Mario Balotelli was having the time of his life at a water park
But it almost ended in disaster when he pulled off a front flip after flying down the slide.
The Nice striker somersaulted in the air and landed just inches before the wall of the pool.
An onlooker watched it all unfold and his actions suggested just how close he was to smashing his head.
Balotelli uploaded the clip to his 7.6million Twitter followers alongside the caption: “Don’t do this kids.”
Instagram @mb459 The Italian attempted a front flip which almost went horribly wrong
Instagram @mb459 Balotelli almost smashed his head on the side of the pool
Balotelli is currently contracted to French side OGC Nice but finds himself in limbo just days before the season gets underway.
The 27-year-old angered boss Patrick Vieira by failing to turn up to training.
He has been heavily linked with a switch to Marseille throughout the summer and appeared on the brink of agreeing a deal after heading to the training ground to discuss a move with the board.
But the transfer came to a standstill over agent Mino Raiola’s demands for money.
AFP or licensors Mario Balotelli finds himself in limbo just days before the start of the season