Sunday, 21 February 2016
Ac Milan Owner Silvio Berlusconi named Mario Barlotelli as "Italian who spent too long in the sun'
The Italian media tycoon, who infamously labeled US President Barack Obama a "beautiful, talented, tanned, young man," in 2008, this time had something to say about one of his own players, and one who has been the victim of racial abuse in the past - Mario Balotelli.
"We have a rich bed of talent, such as [Jeremy] Menez and Mario Balotelli, who is Italian even if he has spent too long in the sun," he told Sky Sports (h/t Goal.com) on his 30th anniversary as Milan supremo.
"Mario has exceptional athletic attributes. I see him in training almost breaking the net with his shots, he has brilliant ball control.
"On the field I see him out of position, and I say to him, 'Mario, do you want to win?' We need to score to win and to score you need to be in front of goal."
His younger brother, Paulo Berlusconi, once came under fire for similar comments in 2013, saying: "OK, we are all off to see the family's little black boy.
"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.
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