Former AC MILAN midfielder Sulley Muntari who was racially abused in the italian seria a Match of his team Pescara vs Cagliari believes that the best way to stop racism in football was to stage a boycott and a protest in order to stop racism in football.
Muntari has lamented about the continuous happenings which he had experience in football, and was quite convince that it would only be obtainable if players, stage a protest and boycott matches.
The 32 year old Ghanaian midfielder believed he was racially abuse on April 30 when Cagliari played Pescara, it was alleged that he heard racist chants from a section of the fans, and he went on to lay his complaints to the officials, who yellow carded him for talking too much. He then trudged off the pitch and was given his matching orders which earn him a red card that brought a one game ban.
Muntari when interviewed was quoted as saying “this isn’t the first time it has happens every day, every week and every month, we talk about it, when it happens somewhere, and suddenly we dont get to hear it again. The issue is ønly talked about,its not treated the right way”
The Football Against Racism Racism in Europe (FARE) seem to agree with muntari, “racism is a strong issue in football, and in a racially active country like italy then boycott is the way to go, the FA, should be laden with the responsibility of educating the fans” Although Muntari one game ban has been overturned by the F.A, the midfielder who is still fuming over the abuse is bent on adressing racism in the SERIA A.
The footballing world has seen cases of racism in the past and recently was that of Mario Balotelli in the Ligue 1 game Bastia vs Nice, who had to watch Bastia monkey chants against him, though Bastia had one point deduction and closure of their stadium for three games.
KEVIN PRINCE BOATENG has also been abused in the SERIA A. and had moved quicked in support of Sulley Muntari. In a tweet which he said @muntariofficial we will fight racism together my brother.