Paolo Berlusconi has made peace with Mario Balotelli after he referred to the AC Milan striker as "the family's little n****r".
Berlusconi junior described Balotelli as "negretto di famiglia" at a political meeting in Monza near Milan earlier this week and was filmed by local reporters. A video of the utterance was captured by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
However the brother of Milan president Silvio was photographed by the club, who have refused to comment on his sickening remark.
Instead a bland statement was published to accompany the picture, which read: "Today the vice-president of AC Milan, Paolo Berlusconi, had a brief conversation with Mario Balotelli while helping out at Milanello (Milan's training ground)."
Paolo Berlusconi greets Balotelli during a Milan training session
Paolo Berlusconi was attending a rally for a candidate for his brother's right-wing People of Freedom party when he made the comments about Balotelli.
He said: "Okay, we are all off to see the family's little n****. 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)."
The incident came just a month Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng won plaudits from Silvio Berlusconi for walking off the pitch after being racially abused during a friendly match at Pro Patria last month.
Boateng made a stand against Pro Patria racists last month
Milan wore anti-racism shirts prior to their Serie A match against Siena later that week as the footballing world praised their stand.
Balotelli, 22, joined AC Milan from Manchester City for £19m last week and scored twice on his debut in the 2-1 win against Udinese on Sunday.
Balotelli scored two on his Milan debut at the weekend
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