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Mario Balotelli apologises for making crude rape joke about a contestant during guest appearance on Italian Celebrity Big Brother as he insists they are friends and 'have a way of talking that might seem vulgar' Mario Balotelli made an abhorrent rape joke during a TV appearance in The football ace appeared as a guest on 's version of Celebrity Big Brother  One of the contestants previously claimed to have had a relationship with him He made the joke towards her and had to apologise after sparking outrage online

By Jordan Seward For Mailonline

Published: 11:41 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 11:41 BST, 24 October 2020

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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.

The international aimed a vile joke towards one of the contestants, Dayane Mello, as he made a TV appearance on 's version of the reality game show which his brother Enock is currently on.

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

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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