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Paolo Berlusconi meets with Balotelli

ESPN staff
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AC Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi has been snapped making up with Mario Balotelli after footage emerged earlier this week of him making racial slur to describe the striker.

Berlusconi, the younger brother of club president Silvio, was filmed describing new signing Balotelli as "negretto di famiglia'' - translated as "the family's little n*****'' - at a political meeting in Monza on Sunday.

The footage was published on the website of Italian newspaper La Repubblica and received worldwide attention, especially after Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng won plaudits from Berlusconi senior for walking off the pitch after being racially abused during a friendly last month.

Milan did not issue an apology for Berlusconi's comments, but posted a picture of the two men shaking hands and smiling at each other on their official website.

A statement simply 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).''

Italy international Balotelli joined AC Milan from Manchester City on transfer deadline day last week and scored twice on his debut against Udinese at the weekend.

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