Less than a week after signing for AC Milan, Mario Balotelli has once again found himself in the headlines.
However, this time he is very much the innocent party following racist remarks regarding Balotelli that were made by AC Milan’s vice-president Paolo Berlusconi at a political meeting in Monza.
Reporters were filming the younger brother of former Italian Prime Minister and club president Silvio Berlusconi at the time he labelled Balotelli ”n****** di famiglia” or “the family’s little n*****.”
The incident took place at the weekend just a few hours before the 22-year-old made his debut for Milan, in which he found the net twice against Udinese
Paolo, who was obviously unaware he was being filmed at the time said, “OK, we are all off to see the family’s little n*****. He’s a crazy head. All the young ladies are invited as well – you can even have a chance to meet the president.”
This isn’t the first time the club has found themselves in the headlines regarding racism. A month ago, Silvio Berlusconi praised his players after they walked off the pitch in protest, following the racial abuse Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng received from the crowd during a friendly match.
At the time, Silvio Berlusconi said there should be a zero tolerance policy against racism.