Italy prosecutors will hear testimonies from AC Milan’s Ghanaian duo of Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari after they were racially abused during a match last month.
The Ghanaian duo are among six AC Milan players who left the field after fans from opposing team Pro Patria directed racist jeers at black players during a January 3 friendly.
The match at Busto Arsizio north of Milan was first interrupted and then scrapped altogether after Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini led his team-mates off the pitch.
Milan’s Ghanian midfielder Boateng kicked the ball towards fans who were directing abuse at him before the action stopped.
M’Baye Niang, Urby Emanuelson who has just joined London side Fulham, and Sulley Muntari were also targeted.
Italian football has been battling racism in the stands for a number of years after several shameful high-profile incidents.
The head of the Italian soccer federation (FIGC), Giancarlo Abete, voiced solidarity with the players and club, calling the incident “an indecent ruckus that offends the whole of the soccer world”.
Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini testified on Monday.
Prosecutors are taking testimonies for investigations into incitement of racial hatred and personal injury against the AC Milan players.