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BUSTO ARSIZIO

Soccer: Jail terms for fans who abused black Milan players

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Busto Arsizio, June 5 - An Italian court on
Wednesday handed prison sentences of 40 days to two months to
six soccer fans who racially abused several black AC Milan
players in a friendly match in January.
The court in this northern town where the incident took
place found the fans fourth-tier side Pro Patria guilty of
insulting chants "aggravated by racist motives".
The sentence was less severe than the terms requested by
the prosecutor, who wanted five of the fans given six months in
jail and one four months because he helped authorities.
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 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 United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights Navi Pillay.

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