Here’s the thing about a flawed genius: yeah, they’re flawed, but they’re also a genius. And sometimes, they feel like doing something different, just because they can. Mario could have headed this home tamely and been a line on a stat sheet, added another goal to his stats. Instead, he found a way to turn something we’ve seen a million times into something we’ve never seen before. And that combination of ability and imagination, and the confidence to combine the two, is, as much as any of the “crazy” things, why he’s so fascinating.