Black Soccer Player Leads Team Off Field After Fans’ Racist Chants

Written by admin   // January 4, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Hannington Dia
When soccer player Kevin-Prince Boateng(pictured right) heard monkey chants from the crowd in the stadium he was playing in Thursday afternoon in Busto Arsizio, Italy, he decided he couldn’t ignore the racism directed at him.So the Ghanian-German midfielder for A.C. Milan, stopped, kicked the soccer ball towards the offensive fans, removed his jersey, and walked off the field. His teammates would soon follow, abandoning their match against home team Pro Patria and leaving the stadium for good.

A few minutes prior, the same fans had hurled monkey chants at another A.C Milan player of Ghanian descent, Sulley Muntari.

According to The New York Times, the Pro Patria players tried convincing the fans to stop chanting, but to no avail.

“When we tried to reason with them and went under the stands, they didn’t even consider it,” said Pro Patria defender Devis Nossa. “They certainly weren’t our usual fans.”

 


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