Berlusconi's younger brother in Balotelli racism row

Paolo Berlusconi, centre, is seen in the video making remarks about Mario Balotelli. Credit: repubblica.it

Mario Balotelli has found himself at the centre of a racism storm in Italy after a shocking public remark by AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi, younger brother of the club president Silvio.

Berlusconi junior described Balotelli as "negretto di famiglia" - translated as "the family's little n****".

The utterance came at a political meeting in Monza near Milan and was filmed by local reporters and is being shown on the website of Italian newspaper La Repubblica.