He used the flippant and derogatory term during a political meeting for his brother’s People of Freedom party in Monza near Milan, which was filmed and posted on the website of Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

The insensitive comment follows his big brother praising AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng for leading a walk-off after being racially abused on the field during a friendly match last month.

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).”

Balotelli had a dream debut for his new club after a controversial time in England, scoring twice on debut against Udinese.

Silvio Berlusconi, who is running for re-election in the upcoming Italian presidential elections, has owned AC Milan since 1986.

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