The soccer community in Italy has been having problems with racist fans, similar to the incidents that Serena and Venus have suffered as they trailblazed their way through the tennis world.
Kevin-Prince Boateng, a Ghana international was recently the victim of racist chants during a match between Boateng’s AC Milan and the lower division club Pro Patria. But Boateng did not stand for it and kicked the ball into the stands behind him, from where the chants emanated, according to the BBC.
Piara Powar, executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE), called for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to take strong action.
“We salute Kevin-Prince Boateng for his actions and his team-mates for their support,” said Powar. “This is not the first time a player has walked off in Italy – if the situation continues it may not be the last.”
Boateng was not alone on the receiving end of the attack. His teammates, M’Baye Niang, Urby Emanuelson and Sulley Muntari also “suffered abuse.” The match did not continue. Go Boateng! Read more here and check out the incident below.