Ac Milan’s Ghanaian Star Kevin-prince Boateng Suffers Racist Abuse Again In Italy

Posted On Monday, 22nd April 2013

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was subjected to racist abuse before Sunday's Serie A clash with Juventus in Turin.

Kevin-Prince Boateng was racially abused

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was subjected to racist abuse before Sunday’s Serie A clash with Juventus in Turin.

The Ghanaian was targeted by certain sections of the home support during the warm-up and responded to the insults by putting his finger over his mouth.

However, it was not until the stadium announcer intervened, calling for those aiming slurs at Boateng to desist, that order was finally restored.

Juventus supporters also displayed a banner during the game which read: “No to racism; yes to jumping”, which was a reference to a previous slogan about another Milan player, Mario Balotelli: “If you jump, Balotelli dies”.

Both Balotelli and Boateng have been the victims of racist abuse in the past, with the latter having left the field after being singled out by Pro Patria fans during a friendly game in January.

The 26-year-old’s stand drew praise from leading figures throughout the sporting world and eventually led to him being asked by both Fifa and the United Nations to participate their respective campaigns against racism.

It looks like the sanctions announced by FIFA and UEFA has still not sunk in with racist football fans and therefore the punishments must be dished out before they realise the seriousness of the issue.

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