Friday January 4 2013
Seedorf: Milan wrong to walk off

Clarence Seedorf has questioned Milan’s stance to abandon Thursday’s friendly in reaction to acts of racism.

The Rossoneri refused to continue the match against Pro Patria after midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng felt he could no longer play on after receiving taunts from a small section of fans.

While the Diavolo have been widely praised for hitting back at the racists, Seedorf is not convinced that was the best response.

“Milan were wrong to leave the field of play,” the Botafogo midfielder is quoted as saying. “In doing so they gave space to these people who have racist behaviour.

“They should just be identified and kicked out of the stadium. Leave the 90 per cent that were enjoying the match and finish the game.

“If Boateng was able to identify the whole corner, you just kick the whole corner out – that is how I think it should be handled.

"Walking away? Yes, you send a signal. But this has happened more than once and I don't think it really changes all that much.

“We are just empowering that little group with their behaviour to make this mess.”

The 36-year-old spent 10 years with the Rossoneri before leaving Milanello at the end of the last campaign.

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