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Balotelli in AC Milan racism row

The vice-president of Italian football club AC Milan, Paolo Berlusconi, has been accused of using racist language to describe new signing Mario Balotelli.

The vice-president of Italian football club AC Milan has been accused of using racist language to describe new signing Mario Balotelli.

Italian media said Paolo Berlusconi made the comments at a political rally as he invited the audience to watch the £19m buy from Manchester City play.

The remarks were filmed and posted on the La Repubblica website, prompting criticism of Berlusconi, brother of club president Silvio.

Neither Balotelli nor Berlusconi have commented on the matter.

Alan Johnston reports from Rome.

  • 06 Feb
  • From the section Europe