Kevin Prince Boateng was racially abused by fans of fourth-place side Pro Patria
Anti-racism campaigners have reacted angrily to Fifa president Sepp Blatter over his criticism of AC Milan footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng.
Boateng was widely applauded for his decision to leave the pitch during a friendly match at Pro Patria last week after being subjected to racist chanting from a section of the home fans.
However Blatter claimed the player was wrong to “run away,” an assertion that was given short shrift by Piara Powar, the executive director of anti-racist campaign group Football Against Racism in Europe (Fare).
Powar told The Guatdian: “We disagree entirely with the idea that Kevin-Prince Boateng ran away from the Milan match in which he was subjected to racial abuse. It’s a nonsensical suggestion.
“What does Sepp Blatter know about what it is to be abused or excluded because you are an ethnic minority, and what might be the right or wrong way to respond?
“The point is that the har...