5th January 2013
Read it. And watch the video.
In a powerful moment that went viral on the sports web Thursday, two Italian soccer teams — including perennial power AC Milan — walked off the pitch mid-match after fans directed racist abuse at Kevin-Prince Boateng, a player of African descent.
He’s half German, half Ghanian, so he’s about as African as Obama, who has repeatedly played the racial victim card with far less excuse. Still, it’s refreshing to see professional athletes support their teammate. Perhaps European sports fans, famous neither for their intelligence nor their manners, will take the hint.