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AC Milan, Boateng given all clear for walk-off

Published on Jan 16, 2013 6:35 AM
 
AC Milan's Ghanaian forward Prince Kevin Boateng, wearing a jersey against racism, warms up prior to an Italian Serie A football match between AC Milan and Siena on Jan 6 , 2013 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. Italian league officials on Tuesday decided not to sanction Kevin-Prince Boateng or AC Milan after the Ghanaian midfielder led his side off the pitch during a recent friendly to protest at being racially abused. -- PHOTO: AFP

MILAN (AFP) - Italian league officials on Tuesday decided not to sanction Kevin-Prince Boateng or AC Milan after the Ghanaian midfielder led his side off the pitch during a recent friendly to protest at being racially abused.

Boateng and Milan hit the headlines worldwide when, during Serie A's winter break, he stormed off the pitch 26 minutes into a friendly against fourth division Pro Patria, based in Busto Arsizio near Milan.

Applauded by anti-racism campaigners the world over, supported by his club but criticised by Fifa president Sepp Blatter, Boateng faced a possible sanction by league chiefs.

But on Tuesday he and Milan were given the all-clear.

 
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