Balotelli branded 'nigger' by Milan VP

Posted: 6 February 2013 Time: 09:56 am

AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi described Mario Balotelli as “the family’s little nigger” at a political rally.

The 22-year-old striker completed a reported €22-million (R260-million) transfer to Milan on deadline day, although reportedly his former club Manchester City have first refusal if he moves again.

Paolo Berlusconi is the younger brother of club president and former Italian prime minister Silvio, and is the publisher of a right-wing Italian newspaper, Il Giornale.

The younger Berlusconi was attending a rally for a candidate for his brother's right-wing People of Freedom party when he described Balotelli as “negretto di famiglia,” the incident was caught on film.

The clip, which is being featured on the website of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, shows him saying: “Okay, we are all off to see the family’s little nigger. 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].”

Another race row looks set to break out in Serie A, after Balotelli's Milan teammate Kevin-Prince Boateng recently lead a walk-off during a friendly against Pro Patria after being racially abused by the Lega Pro side's supporters.

Previous comments on this story...

Vat_Alles@khosi.com
posted: 09:58 am
so?
Mr T Wa Champ
posted: 10:00 am
Ya ne
Some things will never change no matter what
Assasin
posted: 10:02 am
Nothing wrong as it wasn't malicious, unlike Evra/Suarez row!
Wa-Lekhosi ko naturena
posted: 10:03 am
He should hv sign 2 da teams like man u....
KOIYOKO
posted: 10:04 am
Aaarg man, this sounds more like an innocent gesture !
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:05 am
Embarassing and disgraceful from Berlusconi, racism in Europe is just appalling to be honest
galaza
posted: 10:06 am
Wait untill "Super" Mario goes back to his actics.
Bin Laden
posted: 10:09 am
Tsek
THAPELO
posted: 10:09 am
Paolo Berlusconi gaan kak jy moet vra Mancini
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 10:09 am
To those who think that this is some little innocent gesture, in a South African context its like being called a little kaffir.
King E
posted: 10:10 am
Well, to be honest this demon RACISM is living with us and it is sad when you see the leaders giving it a platform to manifest. It will take the African man to deliver himself from this nonsense. Its a mind game. DO NOT ALLOW INFERIORITY COMPLEX TO RULE YOU.
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI
posted: 10:12 am
kalaba completed a move to pierats on deadline day
jipas
posted: 10:12 am
People must be carefull of what they say,Or they will get into s...t.
Navigator Wonder
posted: 10:14 am
And people wonder why Balloteli acts like this its because he grew up to such idiots nxaaa this is ridiculous and to those who think this is an innocent gesture u are all idiots or racist yourselves nxaaa I hope Balloteli kick this guys ass nxaa...Super Mario is crazy but I love him...
mbatha
posted: 10:17 am
racial is in everywhere even here in south africa still exist
El Kampion
posted: 10:22 am
Bobby Motaung called Lucky Baloyi a spoilt brat street kid
Thobzin
posted: 10:26 am
The president of the country slept with Sonono behind Dr Sokhela's back
Pepino
posted: 10:38 am
At this time and age We don't use such words. It's a shame.
Swahombe
posted: 10:43 am
Unbelievable. Ignorant people calling it innocent. I' thought I've heard it all. Sies
Samuta..makhosi
posted: 10:53 am
King Eposted: 10:10 am | Report Well, to be honest this demon RACISM is living with us and it is sad when you see the leaders giving it a platform to manifest. It will take the African man to deliver himself from this nonsense. Its a mind game. DO NOT ALLOW INFERIORITY COMPLEX TO RULE YOU.
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spot on brother
Young Plato The Big Chief
posted: 12:41 pm
Some things you just don't say, Family's lil nigga? coming from a caucasian is not acceptable.
@Funky_bee ,Zambian
posted: 12:41 pm
Cruel world....even Africans racially abuse fellow Africans,calling them naMes coz they think they better.Only God will Save us
Rui10
posted: 12:56 pm
Stories are not the same now,there's 'little black face',now ######? Anyway its a family thig now.
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 01:11 pm
El Kampionposted: 10:22 am | Report Bobby Motaung called Lucky Baloyi a spoilt brat street kid

So is this racial?And i label some bloggers idiots
Cosa Nostra (5Families)
posted: 01:15 pm
C'mon Khosi i have been lambasting pirates about their comments now dont reminds them of the past cos they will haunt them.Talk about Mario.Rise khosi rise
V Bryen
posted: 01:20 pm
The media has a way of blowin up things.Yes europe is infested with racism,but it may have been an innocent gesture.
Lady Goldilight
posted: 02:38 pm
Some italians will always see balotelli as a ghanian no matter what he does or says.
Gcwabe(The Bank Robber)
posted: 05:35 pm
Ayi futseg man, this is purely innocent, yazi thina bantu abamnyama this thing of holding the world @ ransom but its ok 2 call each other "nigga, nigro"! Just get over urselves now!
Reubs
posted: 09:06 am
Italians should just be banned from global and european competitions,they are the worst resists in the world.
KingMay
posted: 09:37 am
I don't get all this stupid fuss about names! What matters is what God says about you. Crying for every little thing because it's publicize. I mean how many blacks utter racist statements against white people? Simply because one does not see a headline about it does not mean it doesn't happen.
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