Mario Balotelli has publicly apologised after making a crude joke while appearing on Italian Celebrity Big Brother.
Balotelli directed the joke at contestant Dayane Mello during a guest appearance on the reality game show, which his brother Enock is participating in.
And when told by the presenter “Dayane wanted you in the house”, Balotelli shocked the audience by responding “Yes, but then she’d go ‘stop, stop, it hurts'”.
The 30-year-old then burst into laughter and subsequently faced huge criticism on social media for his appalling remark.
But Balotelli insisted he is friends with Mello and the joke was not out of keeping with things they say to each other as he issued a public apology.
He wrote on Instagram :…