FIFPro chief says players' walk-out isn't answer to racial abuse
ZURICH (AP) - Footballers' union leader Theo van Seggelen says he is proud of Kevin-Prince Boateng's protest against racist abuse by fans, but agrees with Sepp Blatter that players leaving the pitch is not the answer.
FIFPro general secretary van Seggelen tells The Associated Press that Boateng chose "the right moment" to lead off his AC Milan team-mates and stop a friendly last Friday.
The Dutch official acknowledges that "when it is the Champions League final, the circumstances are different".
Van Seggelen says "we have regulations for that. The referee is the only one who can stop the game".