Thursday January 3 2013
Boateng: 'Stop racism forever'

Kevin-Prince Boateng took to Twitter after storming off amid racist abuse to end Milan’s friendly with Pro Patria. “Shame that these things still happen.” (See below for video)

The Ghanaian had been repeatedly insulted by a small group of Pro Patria supporters in the stands when he kicked the ball into their section.

He then took off his shirt and walked away, followed by captain Massimo Ambrosini and the rest of the Rossoneri squad, in protest at the racist chanting. The friendly match was abandoned.

“Shame that these things still happen... #StopRacismForever” wrote Boateng on his Twitter feed.

Pro Patria President Pietro Vavassori was horrified by the incident and apologised on Sky Sport Italia.

“The people who made the racist chants have been isolated. These people were not familiar to us at the stadium and they used this event to ruin a celebration of football.

“I am bitter about this and feel speechless. The club can’t do anything when faced with these incidents.

“Milan’s decision was understandable, as some of their players did not want to resume the game because they were upset by the incident.”

Rossoneri midfielder Riccardo Montolivo also wrote his reaction on Twitter.

“In 2013 these things still happen... How sad. I’m disappointed for the families who were present and give the utmost solidarity to my teammates. Shame on you.”

Stephan El Shaarawy wrote on his Twitter account: “I am truly speechless at a shameful afternoon. I’m sorry for the intelligent people at Busto, but it was right to walk away...”