Football Team VP Refers To Star Player As ‘Little Black Boy’

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ROME– Silvio Berlusconi’s brother, vice president of AC Milan, the team owned by the media mogul, has sparked criticism by using a racist term to refer to the team’s new star acquisition, Mario Balotelli (pictured below), an Italian of African descent.

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Paolo Berlusconi (pictured), who also runs the family newspaper, Il Giornale, made the comment Sunday at a campaign rally in Milan. In a much-viewed video clip, he tells supporters as he heads to Milan’s stadium: `’Now, let’s go see the family’s little Black boy, the hot head,” using a pejorative term for black people.

Watch Paolo Berlusconi refer to Balotelli as a “Little Black Boy” here:

Ex-premier Berlusconi on Monday denied his recent purchase of Balotelli from Manchester City was designed to boost popularity with voters in national elections later this month

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