Domenica, 21 Ottobre 2018
GENEVA

Soccer: AC Milan player describes racism to UN rights body

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Geneva, March 21 - Racism is like malaria, a
disease that has to be fought and beaten at its source, Italian
soccer star Kevin Prince Boateng told United Nations human
rights officials Thursday.
"Thinking you can defeat racism by ignoring it is the
biggest mistake we can commit," said Boateng, a midfielder who
has been a victim of racism as a player with AC Milan's soccer
team.
"It is like malaria, and has no antibiotics. You have to go
into the swamp and fight it".
Boateng was invited to speak a forum organized by the UN
High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, after he and his
teammates left a match amid racist chants last January.
"The sport has a social responsibility, and can do so
much," Boateng said.
On Wednesday, Boateng described for Milan prosecutors the
January 3 match when Milan players left the field after fans
from opposing team were heard chanting racist jeers.
The friendly match against fourth-tier Pro Patria at Busto
Arsizio north of Milan was first interrupted and then scrapped
altogether after Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini led his
teammates off the pitch.
Boateng, who spoke to the court for 20 minutes, said that
"every time I touched the ball I heard animal-like noises coming
from the stands".
Prosecutors have been taking testimonies for investigations
into incitement of racial hatred and personal injury against the
AC Milan players.

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