By El-Amisty Nobo
German-born Ghanaian attacking midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has fully thrown his weight behind Sulley Ali Muntari for walking off the pitch in protest against a racist chant aimed at him during last Sunday’s Serie A match between Pescara and Cagliari.
The former Black Star midfielder – Sulley Muntari had racially been abused throughout the match by supporters of Cagliari until the 89th minute when their chants choked the Ghanaian who attempted to retaliate but his retaliation rather got him booked by referee Daniele Minelli.
Sulley Muntari  decided to walk off the pitch in protest instead of staying on the field to continue with the match, but the former AC Milan midfielder’s brave action has sparked up a global debate.
Whiles some are of the view that the Ghanaian should have stayed on the pitch to continue with the game, others think otherwise. They think his action is very plausible for the beauty of the game.
Meanwhile, Las Palmas’ Kevin-Prince Boateng who also walked off the pitch in protest of the same consequence in January 2013 when AC Milan was playing a friendly match with Pro Patria has congratulated his friend – Muntari for walking off.
“So proud of you my brother! #dontlookaway #setexamples,” Kevin wrote on his social media page in support of Muntari’s protest action.
The two friends [Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Ali Muntari] who once played together in the English Premiership for Portsmouth and later joined forces in Italy for AC Milan were suspended from the Black Stars camp during the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup due to various disciplinary issues without fair hearing.
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