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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I can only salute Milan's decision to leave the pitch. Also noted that the majority of the fans were completely supportive of the players.

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If the stories about KPB walking off the pitch with teammate's after being racially abused are true,fair play to him..well done #UefaStandUp

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That Prince Boatang footage from the Milan game is shocking. Shame it takes a player to do that instead of the authorities being proactive.

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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.