Former Tottenham midfielder hits out at ‘dangerous and infectious virus’.
Former Tottenham and AC Milan star Kevin Prince-Boateng has delivered a passionate speech to the UN over racism in football reports The Daily Mail.
The midfielder was talking as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Boateng has taken a public stand against racism after suffering racist abuse earlier in the year during a game with Pro Patria.
The player, and his fellow AC Milan team-mates, walked off the pitch in protest at the player’s treatment.
The game was forced to be abandoned and sparked fresh debate over the problem of racism in football.
The debate is especially heated in Italy, following UEFA’s announcement of their intention to charge Inter Milan after sections of the crowd racially abused Tottenham’s players in their recent Europa League tie.
Boateng met with FIFA President Sepp Blatter to discuss the issue further with the 26 year old believing the authorities could be doing more to stamp racism out of the game. Their discussions are likely to be heated after Blatter criticised Boateng and AC Milan for their actions in the Pro Patria game.
The player was joined at the UN conference by former Arsenal legend and Manchester City coach Patrick Vieira, who echoed Boateng’s sentiments in French.