Boateng 'would walk-off again'

AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng has vowed to walk off the field in a competitive football game if he is subjected to any more racial abuse. AC Milan left the pitch in protest after racist chants during a friendly against fourth-tier side Pro Patria.

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Blatter: Boateng wrong to walk-off pitch after racist chants

The former Portsmouth and Tottenham player led his teammates off the pitch during a friendly match with Pro Patria and insisted he would walk-off again in a competitive game under similar circumstances.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Credit: Neal Simpson/PA Wire

Quoted in United Arab Emirates newspaper The National, Blatter said: "Walk off? No. I don't think that is the solution. But the Italian federation has yet to provide FIFA with a report detailing what exactly has happened.

"I don't think you can run away, because then the team should have to forfeit the match. This issue is a very touchy subject, but I repeat there is zero tolerance of racism in the stadium, we have to go against that.

"The only solution is to be very harsh with the sanctions (against racism) - and the sanctions must be a deduction of points or something similar."

Boateng: I'll quit competitive match if I hear racial abuse

Kevin-Prince Boateng said he warned the referee three times of the abuse. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has vowed to walk off the field in a competitive football game if he is subjected to any more racial abuse.

The 25-year-old Ghanaian international made world news after storming off the pitch with his teammates during the Italian club's friendly match yesterday, in protest at repeated racial abuse from the stands.

"I don't care what game it is - a friendly, Italian league or Champions League match - I would walk off again," he told CNN today, while calling for life bans for fans who racially abuse players. "If there is a racism those people should be banned from the stadium forever."

The former Premier League player and his teammates received wide praise in the game for their response to the taunts, though former Milan star Clarence Seedorf warned the action may encourage more dissent from fans.


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Footballers praise Boateng for leaving pitch after abuse

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and Stoke City striker Michael Owen have tweeted after an AC Milan player left the pitch because he was subjected to racist chants:

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