By Jordan Seward For Mailonline
Published: 11:41 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 11:41 BST, 24 October 2020
Controversial football star Mario Balotelli has issued a public apology after sparking outrage for making a rape joke during a guest appearance on Italian Celebrity Big Brother.
During an interview on the programme, Balotelli was asked about Mello - who has previously claimed having a relationship with the former Manchester City ace, something he's denied.
Mario Balotelli laughs after making a crude rape joke on Italian Celebrity Big Brother
The presenter said: ‘Dayane wanted you in the house.'
'Yes, but then she’d go "stop, stop, it hurts"' Balotelli replied before erupting into laughter.
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