Former president John Dramani Mahama has tweeted in solidarity with Ghanaian player Sulley Muntari for walking off the pitch during Cagliari – Pescara match due to racist taunts on Sunday.
Muntari, who plays for struggling Serie A side Pescara, said he heard the chants throughout the match at Cagliari’s Stadio Sant’Elia and asked referee Daniele Minelli to stop the game.
Instead, the Ghanaian midfielder was shown a yellow card in the 90th minute and then angrily left the pitch, leaving Pescara, who lost 1-0, to play out stoppage time with 10 men.
Despite being banned for a game on Tuesday the ex-president has lauded the midfielder’s act via Twitter:
I stand with @MuntariOfficial. #dontlookaway
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) May 3, 2017