A young woman has claimed she was intimidated by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.
The striker is set to be spoken to by police, following the claims he was intimidating towards a woman he had accused of taking pictures of his Ferrari.
The Italian striker was visiting his mother in Manchester when the incident took place.
The Liverpool Echo reports the woman said: “I hadn’t even taken any pictures. He came and looked through the front window, he was wearing a black beanie hat and he gave me a bit of a fright.
“Then when I came to the door he was getting right near me and pointing in my face saying ‘you took pictures of my car’ and I kept telling him ‘I didn’t, I didn’t’.
“Then he said, ‘if you do anything with them, I’ll come back, I’m warning you’, which to me was a direct threat.
“I don’t care who he is I won’t be threatened like that by anyone, he’s a big guy and it was very frightening.”
The woman’s mum said: “When he was at City he’d come round all the time and sit with us, so for him to be so nasty is a shock.”
“We used to cook him eggs, bacon and tomato and now he treats us like this. It’s not on.”
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “We are investigating a report of threatening behaviour. Officers will be speaking to all concerned in due course.”