There are two metaphors for Mario the person and not Mario the footballer,” Balotelli said. “I think I am a man, but I don’t believe I need to say it. But I could also be Peter Pan because I do things my own way and I am free. So, yes, maybe I should say that I am Peter Pan — although I am much more of a man.

Mario Balotelli, One of Soccer’s Most Gifted and Eccentric Players - NYTimes.com

I have no idea why this bothers me so much, BUT: is the Italian version of Peter Pan this different from the US one I experienced?

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