The Serge Aurier controversy has once again showcased the dangers and responsibilities of using social media for a professional footballer. However, some footballers have taken using social media to a whole new level.These footballers have used the popular social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so much that some of these men spend more time voicing their opinions on social media platforms rather than performing on the pitch.We take a look at five footballers who are more active on social media than on the field
#5 Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli is an enigma which none of the managers have been able to solve. Supremely talented but extremely frustrating, the Italian forward has flattered to deceive on many occasions. Having had relatively successful spells at Inter Milan, Manchester City and AC Milan, Super Mario was considered to be the next big thing in football.
However, the Italian forward has made more headlines for his antics off the pitch than on it. Be it the setting off fireworks at his house, or having an altercation with his own manager, Balotelli has truly done some things which are difficult to explain.
Though such incidents have reduced over the past year, he still remains extremely active on twitter and Instagram.
His performances on the pitch, however, has dipped considerably ever since he joined Liverpool. Currently on loan to Milan, the enigmatic forward has struggled for form and fitness and found playing time hard to come by.
Fans will be hoping that Super Mario soon rediscovers his form and becomes more active on the pitch than on social media.