The parents of a blacked up Balotelli boy and a girl dressed as Raffaella Fico, who appeared complete with a doll posing as the new baby, have suffered widespread condemnation after the fancy dress pair were spotted at the carnival in Napoli.
In a photo circulated on Twitter, the children are seen in quite extravagant outfits.
The boy pretending to be Italian international Mario Balotelli is dressed in the full AC Milan home kit and someone could well be accused of ‘blacking up’ his face.
The young girl standing beside him sports an enormous curly black wig, white hooped earrings, a presumably faux fur coat, patterned tights and high heels as she holds a small handbag and the ‘baby’ wrapped up in her arms.
Just like the real Mario, former showgirl Raffaella and little one year old baby daughter Pia…
See the original tweet containing the photo of the blacked up Balotelli boy, Raffaella Fico girl and ‘baby’ below:
At the Carnival in Napoli some parent decided to dress their kids as Mario Balotelli and Rafaella Fico with daugh… pic.twitter.com/Jhb8j8Om4a
— ForzaItalianFootball (@SerieAFFC) March 2, 2014
The carnival in Napoli seems like the place to be, Marek Hamšík even dressed up like a lady:
These pics of Hamsik in drag are ace. If anything he looks more manly than usual. pic.twitter.com/MmqS0WJ8n2
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) March 2, 2014