Quote:'Mario Balotelli should get a Heart of Gold from Esther Rantzen. The Manchester City star helped a young autograph hunter being picked on at school - by confronting the bully himself. The striker questioned why the young lad was playing truant with his mum outside the club's Carrington training ground rather than attending school. After the fan revealed that he was being bullied, Mario drove the youngster and his mum over to the school in question and demanded a meeting with the headteacher.
'The Blues ace got the youngster to confess what had been happening and made him identify the culprit. The lads eventually shook hands before Mario got into his white Maserati and sped off. A source said: "Mario feels strongly about bullying and thinks it's out of order. He had no qualms about sorting the mess out as he felt the lad should not be missing out on school" -