AC Milan Players Walks off the fields due to Racist Chants
Its sad that till this Day we have to battle racism , its ugly.
A Friendly match between Italian clubs AC Milan and Pro Patria went wrong when, AC Milan Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng left the field. It was all fun and dandy until racist slurs were directed at several black Milan players repeatedly, after racist chants being harshly directed his way by Pro Patria fans picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute of the first half took off his shirt and walked off the field with his Milan teammates. Both teams walked and the game did not resume. Piara Powar, executive director of European anti-discrimination group FARE, demanded strong action from the Italian FA, saying, ”We salute Kevin-Prince Boateng for his actions and his team-mates for their support. This is the not the first time a player has walked off in Italy - if the situation continues it may not be the last. Italy, as much as any country in Europe, has a serious problem of racism to deal with. Football infrastructure is in need of renewal and at serious odds with the changing nature of Italian society. We look forward to strong action by the FIGC (Italian FA).”