Patrick Vieira hails Kevin Boateng racism action
French legend Patrick Vieira has described Kevin-Prince Boateng’s action as ‘bold’ as he led AC Milan players to walk off the field in protest of racist attacks by Pro Patria fans during a friendly match on Thursday.
The 24-year-old ripped off his jersey and immediately began heading off the pitch after Pro Patria fans were heard loudly racially abusing Boateng and other black players on the field.
The former German youth international was joined by other black players in both AC Milan’s team and the opposition.
Vieira who also suffered similar racist attacks during his stint with Inter Milan hailed the bravery of retired Ghana international.
“It was brave of Kevin Prince Boateng to do what he did today, and it was the right thing. We need to stand up and stand together. Well done,” he tweeted.
English football writer Henry Winter claims Boateng has done more in one day to tackle racism than what Fifa has done in 58 years.