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Balotelli and Berlusconi share 'embrace' amid race row

Feb 7, 2013 1:00:00 PMItaly
Just days after the vice-president was filmed making racist remarks about the former Manchester City striker, the pair were photographed together at the club's training complexAC Milan's Paolo Berlusconi has been pictured with a smiling Mario Balotelli at the club's training ground, following the vice-president's pejorative comments about the striker.

Berlusconi, who is the brother of club president, Silvio, was filmed using offensive language in reference to Balotelli. The vice-president was heard saying before the clash with Udinese "Let's go and watch our household's little n***** [play]."

AC Milan has declined to comment on the incident which went viral this week, but on Thursday the official club website released a picture of the two together before the friendly against Sant’Angelo Lodigiano.

Berlusconi has insisted that the term used to reference the ex-Manchester City player was a term of endearment towards Balotelli and his comments are not to be mistaken as a racist slur.

The issue just comes weeks after Rossoneri star Kevin-Prince Boateng received worldwide praise for walking off the pitch during a friendly match against Pro Patria where he and other players were the victims of racist abuse.

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