Wow. Just wow…
There were incredible scenes during Milan’s friendly clash with Pro Patria, as midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng took an amazing stand against racist chanting.
Refusing to stand for the racist abuse hurled in his direction by the home fans, an incensed the Ghanaian stopped play by picking the ball up before volleying it straight at his detractors in the crowd.
As players rushed to his aid the visibly disgusted Ghanaian international then rips his shirt off before heading for the dressing room, followed soon after by his team-mates and opponents alike. A small spluttering of fans can be heard applauding Boateng’s actions as he makes his way off the pitch with the message clear that there is no place for racism on the football field.
Midfielders Urby Emanuelson and Sulley Muntari, alongside youngster M’Baye Niang were also reportedly targeted.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri echoed those sentiments as he said he was “disappointed and saddened” by the actions of some of the fans.
“We are disappointed and saddened by what has happened,” he told reporters. “Milan play for the right to respect all players. We need to stop these uncivilized gestures.
“We are sorry for all the other fans who came here for a beautiful day of sport. We promise to return, and we are sorry for the club and players of Pro Patria, but we could not make any other decision. I hope it can be an important signal.”