AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi has sparked outrage for a racist remark about new striker Mario Balotelli.
Berlusconi was filmed speaking at a rally for his brother’s right-wing People of Freedom party, where he described Balotelli as “the family’s little n*****” [negretto di famiglia].
Balotelli joined Milan on transfer deadline day last week in a £19m move, and scored twice on his debut against Udinese at the weekend.
“OK, we are all off to see the family’s little n*****,” Berlusconi told the rally. “He’s a crazy head. All the young ladies are invited as well – you can even have a chance to meet the president [Silvio Berlusconi].”
Silvio, 76, is aiming to return to the office of prime minister for a fourth time in elections later this month.