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Windfall for man outside casino

May 13th 2011

Mario Balotelli, a player for Manchester City football club, is thought to have given a rough sleeper £1,000 cash after a winning night in a casino.

The star striker, who earns £100,000 a week, is reported to often give cash to homeless people around Manchester, but in mid-April it’s said he gave a large bundle of notes after winning thousands in a casino.

A ‘source’ told the Sun: “Mario is really generous. He always hands £20 notes to the Big Issue boys without even taking the magazine. There’s a guy he always sees around town with ginger dreadlocks and a beard. He carries his possessions in two carrier bags. He was outside the club in the early hours, so Mario handed him a wad of notes after his big win.”

The paper doesn’t look at the security risks to an individual of carrying such a large amount of cash, nor at the dangers it could have for someone who was a drinker or drug user. What they do want to know is “do you know the tramp who got the cash? Call the Sun on 020 7782 4035.”


May 2011



Emergency Food Bank plans expansion

New documentary to combat youth homelessness

Concern as BCC advice services restructured

£40k boost to help private rental tenants

Do you know what to do in case of an overdose?

The Westminster ban

Wedding invite

Windfall for man outside casino

Homeless men paid for beatings

Cardiff centre closed due to bomb threat

Hope for the world

iHobo returns

Bradford death

The Girl‚Äö?Ñ?¥s Guide to Homelessness

Love thy neighbour?

LA encampment cleared

Squatting law

Guilty in St Helens

Homeless youth launch photography exhibition

Young homeless people likely to have run away as children

Edinburgh health project extended to sex workers

Shelter forced to close service in Borders

Online advice for teachers of homeless children


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