5 Worst Moments of Racism in Football

  • Racism events that shook the football world.
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Modified 04 Jul 2018, 08:58 IST

#5 Protest of Kevin Prince Boateng

Bayern Muenchen v Eintracht Frankfurt - DFB Cup Final
Kevin Prince Boateng

More often than not, the players grow accustomed to the crude racial-stereotyping and for their sanity, choose to ignore it. But, everything has a limit.

In early January of 2013, things became ugly when AC Milan played a pre-season friendly with a lower league club Pro Patria. AC Milan’s player, Boateng had faced open displays of racism before and always ignored it. Twenty-five minutes into the match, Boateng couldn’t take the monkey noises and name calling any longer and snapped.

He took the ball, booted it in the direction of the abusers and stormed off the field. The moment became a show of solidarity as all the players walked off the field in support of Boateng. He later told the reporters, "I said to myself, in this kind of environment, in this situation, I don't want to play football anymore.”

Published 04 Jul 2018, 08:58 IST
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