Pro soccer player Kevin-Prince Boateng took a stand against a crowd of spectators making racist chants toward him in the middle of a game. The A.C. Milan midfielder, who is of Ghanaian decent, walked off the field in protest after being the victim of what his teammates expressed as “racist abuse,” according to UK Eurosport.
Milan’s match against fourth-tier side Pro Patria was abandoned when Boateng, in possession on the left wing in the 26th minute, suddenly picked the ball up and beamed it towards the stand behind him.
He then tore off his shirt and walked off the field. Pro Patria’s Dario Alberto Polverini attempted to talk to Boateng as he departed, but the midfielder continued to walk off and out of respect for Boateng the rest of the players followed him off the field, including the opposing team.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri told reporters: “We are disappointed and saddened by what has happened. Milan plays for the right to respect all players. We need to stop these uncivilized gestures.
Boateng later tweeted: “Shame that these things still happen… #StopRacismforever”
Here’s how it played out: