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The Italian Prime Minister was knocked to the ground after being attacked at a rally…

AC Milan’s miserable day has continued after their president Silvio Berlusconi was punched in the face during a political rally this evening.

Berlusconi, who is also Prime Minister of Italy was knocked to the floor during the attack and had blood on his face and lips before he was lifted to his feet by his aides and driven away in his car.

The incident took place outside the Piazza del Duomo, and according to the Ansa News agency a man was arrested at the scene. There are conflicting reports currently as to whether Berlusconi was punched in the face or had an object thrown at him from point-blank range.

Berlusconi was delivering a speech to his conservative supporters. Umberto Bossi, head of the far-right Northern League, told Ansa: "What they've done to Berlusconi is an act of terrorism.”

Berlusconi’s popularity in Italian politics has been dwindling recently, and he has also been facing mounting legal problems.

Furthermore, Berlusconi has also lost support among AC Milan fans – many of whom have been pleading with him to sell the club due to lack of investment recently. The Rossoneri lost 2-0 this afternoon to Palermo.

Anthony Sormani, Goal.com

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