The brother of the former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi has recently called the dark-skinned striker mario balotelli a “little negro”. As can be heard on a video available on the internet, the editor of the daily newspaper “il giornale” said at the end of a speech at an election rally on sunday in varedo near milan: “now we go to the little negro of the family, the hothead”.
Berlusconi’s apparently jocular rant triggered fierce criticism on the internet. Users on social networks called on balotelli to react in a similar way to boateng. Some demanded that the 22-year-old should also leave the pitch. Others suggested that he should kick the ball into the VIP tribune like boateng did.
On 3. In january, boateng, who was born in berlin, had a test match of milan in busto arsizio against the club pro patria called off after racist chants of opposing fans. Because he was continuously taunted, the dark-skinned fubballer kicked the ball to the range, took off his jersey and left the pitch. His teammates followed him.
According to italian media reports, balotelli has not yet reacted to the incident on sunday. Paolo berlusconi has not apologized either. On wednesday balotelli was with the national team at a friendly match in amsterdam against the netherlands.
After his “little niggers” remark, berlusconi also invited the hostesses present at the election campaign event on sunday to accompany him to the stadium. “The young ladies are naturally invited. If you come with me, you will also have the opportunity to meet the president”, said paolo berlusconi.
Milan president silvio berlusconi had sought on wednesday to dispel suspicions that he had signed balotelli for electoral reasons. “There was no such thought at all,” the owner of the serie A club stressed on the radio station “radio 24”.
Critics had accused him of bringing the star to milan to score points in the current election campaign. The politician explained that this was absurd, if only because not all wahlers were milan fans. “If six million milan fans are happy about it, the other fans are upset,” berlusconi said.
Milan had bought balotelli from manchester city last week for a transfer fee of 20 million euros. Super mario” scored two goals in milan”s 2-1 win over udinese calcio on sunday evening to clinch victory on debut. “Balotelli is a good boy,” berlusconi praised his new star after their first meetings. Before the transfer, he had called the kicker, who was notorious for his lack of discipline and his escapades, a “rotten apple” who could infect an entire team.
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