Paolo Berlusconi’s, Vice President, AC Milan’s racist comment on return of Italian football player Mario Balotelli (formerly with Manchester City) to the Italian football club AC Milan has created a stir all over the world. Paolo Berlusconi brother of the club’s president Silvio Berlusconi called Mario Balotelli, “negretto di famiglia” which means in English, “the family’s little n****”
Paolo made the comment during a political meeting in Monza near Milan and was subsequently got recorded on tape. Since then Italian Newspaper La Repubblica have upload the video on its website that created a furor.
The timing of Paolo’s comment is considered critical as his elder brother Silvio recently praised the conduct of his club’s player Kevin Prince-Boateng for walking away from a friendly match after being at the receiving end of racial abuse from some supporters.