Kevin- Prince Boateng and FIFA boss Sepp Blatter
Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng spoke to FIFA on discrimination within the game of football.
Back on 3 January, during a mid-season friendly between Pro Patria and AC Milan, Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng and several team-mates became the target of racist chanting from a section of the home crowd.
Boateng reacted by kicking the ball into the crowd and walking off the pitch, with the rest of his team-mates and the AC Milan coaching staff following in support. This powerful statement caught the attention of football and even of the United Nations.
On 21 March, Boateng was invited to speak in Geneva on the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, saying “Racism is still amongst us and is still a problem. If we don’t fight the stagnation, many…could become infected with one of the most dangerous diseases of all time.”
Upon the invitation of the FIFA President, the 26-year-old was invited to ...