Missing Malaysia Airlines' plane: Mario Balotelli reference draws scorn

Mario Balotelli has been in the news for the wrong reasons on several occasions. This time though, the AC Milan footballer is making headlines for the most bizarre reason.

updated: March 11, 2014 11:23 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian aviation official came under fire on social media on Tuesday for evoking black Italian footballer Mario Balotelli when discussing two passengers who boarded a missing jet with stolen European passports.

Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman had been asked to confirm another official's assertion that the two men who boarded missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 looked "Asian".

The plane vanished early Saturday with 239 people aboard while en route from Malaysia to China.

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