Kevin-Prince Boateng insists he did not insult Ghana Coach Kwesi Appiah after he was sent home from the Africans’ World Cup campaign.
Sulley Muntari was also excluded from the squad amid media reports that the players fought in training, with Boateng then using abusive language to his boss when asked to explain himself.
“Everything started with jokes that the Coach didn’t take well,” Boateng told German outlet Sport Bild.
“He told us that nothing would happen, but sent us back to the changing rooms.
“At the end of training I asked him what he had against us and he started to insult me.
“I knew I was suspended and I accept it, but I want to clarify that I never insulted Appiah.”
There are also reports that Muntari, a Milan midfielder, slapped two officials representing the Ghanaian FA.
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