Wednesday, February 06, 2013
BROTHER OF AC MILAN OWNER, BELUSCONI MAKES RACIST REMARKS ABOUT BALOTELLI
Newly signed AC Milan striker, Mario Balotelli is at the centre of a race controversy after he was called 'a little n*****' by the brother of owner Silvio Berlusconi.
The sixty four years old Newspaper boss Paolo Berlusconi, made the shock remarks about Balotelli at a political rally just hours ahead of the former Manchester City player's debut for AC Milan following his return to Italy.
Paolo was attending a rally for FabrizioSala, the candidate for his brother's right wing coalition People of Freedom party when he made the comments - which were greeted with laughter by the audience.
After initially cracking a joke about Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino, Berlusconi turned his attention to striker Balotelli and said: 'I've finished. Right we are all off to see the family's little n*****. He's a madhead. All the young ladies are invited as well - you can even have a chance to meet the president (Silvio Berlusconi).'
Paolo Berlusconi's comments were greeted with laughter by the crowd and video footage of the rally in Monza on the outskirts of Milan showed him smiling at himself.
The incident was uploaded onto several Italian newspaper websites which were immediately flooded with dozens of outraged comments one said: 'What an insult for Italy and Italians' while another on La Repubblica read: 'I didn't know the brother was a clown - they really are a family of buffoons.'