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5 times footballers had to deal with racism 

U. K. Dey
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#3 Kevin-Prince Boateng

AC Milan v Carpi FC - TIM Cup
Boateng left Italy to escape racism

Another volatile player, Kevin-Prince Boateng, for some period in his career, was one of the most threatening midfielders in the game. His lung-bursting runs from midfield caused havoc against many teams as he became a star in a depleting Milan side.

However, in the end, he had to quit Italy after constantly being tormented by racist fans over the colour of his skin. Things took an ugly turn when he walked off the pitch in a friendly game against Pro Patria after being made the subject of racist abuse.

Six months after this incident, the Ghanaian left AC Milan to join German club, Schalke, in a bid to move away from the terrible acts of racism in Italy.

After his move, the financial director of Schalke, Peters Peters said:

“He absolutely wanted to leave because of the racist incidents in Italy. He had an agreement with president Silvio Berlusconi that he would be able to leave if Milan qualified for the Champions League.”


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U. K. Dey
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Writing was just a hobby I picked to escape from the stress of A-levels. And now, it is exactly what pays my bills every month. Write for multiple platforms with interest in both football and cricket. Have a tendency to be on the dark side.
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