Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018

Soccer: Jail sentences sought for racist-abuse fans


Busto Arsizio, June 5 - An Italian prosecutor on
Wednesday requested a court hand prison sentences to six soccer
fans allegedly involved in racist abuse directed at several
black AC Milan players in a friendly match in January.
The incident hit international headlines as Milan's
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng led his side in walking
off the field in protest and the match against fourth-tier side
Pro Patria in the northern town of Busto Arsizio was abandoned.
The Ghanaian was widely praised for standing up to the
bigots and was subsequently invited to speak at a forum
organized in Geneva by the United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights Navi Pillay.
Prosecutor Mirko Monti requested the court hand five of the
Pro Patria fans six-month jail terms.
He requested that the other be given a less stiff penalty
of four months after he cooperated with the authorities.
The court fined Milan's Sulley Muntari, another Ghanaian
midfielder, 500 euros for failing to turn up to give evidence.

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