Support: Italian artist Dario Gambarin shows the back of the head of Mario Balotelli cut into a wheat filed near Verona
Balotelli spurred onto glory by giant crop circle of his head in Italian fieldBy Sportsmail Reporter
Italy and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was spurred onto glory against England by a unlikely tribute before the game in Kiev. An artist in his homeland ploughed a field to show show the back of the strikers head.
Dario Gambarini has used tractors to similar effect to create images of Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela among others in the past opted to create Balotelli ahead of the big game. The 2,700 square metre piece was created in Castagnaro, near the artist’s native Verona.
Rather than show Balotelli’s face, however, Gambarini broke with tradition to portray the Manchester City striker’s trademark Mohawk haircut, with the word ‘Italia’ visible at the top of his shirt.
'I wanted to pay homage to all the Azzuri,’ Gambarini said. ‘But it seemed ideal to reproduce the blonde Mohawk of Balotelli on a field of threshed wheat.'
Balotelli scored the first penalty in Italy's 4-2 shoot-out win over England on Sunday night.
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Sky high: The Balotelli creation was clear for all to see
Imej kepala Balotelli di ladang gandum
CASTAGNARO - Seorang artis seni, Dario Gambarini menggunakan sebuah traktor untuk menghasilkan imej seperti kepala bintang bola sepak Itali, Mario Balotelli di sebuah ladang gandum di sini kelmarin.
Menurut Gambarini, dia membuat kerja seni itu bagi memberi penghormatan untuk skuad Itali. Imej itu berjaya disiapkan sebelum pasukan Itali menentang England dalam Kejohanan Bola Sepak Eropah (Euro) 2012.
- Agensi (Kosmo Online)