Guy Opperman spotted the man, who had similar hair to the controversial Italian, and caused a stir on Twitter by writing: "Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has popped in to Commons Gallery to watch the Drug Policy debate -wearing sharp suit, pink shirt &a poppy."
However, other MPs were quick to correct the politician, while others asked the Balotelli lookalike in person, who turned out to be 55-year-old dancer Kevin Hinds.
Outside the Commons, Mr Hinds told The Telegraph: "I was sitting down watching the debate and I was approached by a number of MPs asking me if I was Balloteli.
"I had to disappoint them and say no, but he is a great man and I am only privileged to associated with man like that."
Balotelli is known for his eccentric behaviour off the pitch, but the 24-year-old forward was in training during the drugs debate in London.