Originally written January 06, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Kevin-Prince Boateng has been lionized for taking a stance against racial abuse, but the man in charge of world soccer isn’t ready to make him a King. Sepp Blatter said the action Boateng and AC Milan took doesn’t solve the longstanding problem of racism and soccer. He thinks tough sanctions by the game’s governing bodies would be a more appropriate response to racial abuse, according to The National. “I have just learnt about this, but we have to have no tolerance in racism; absolutely no tolerance,” Blatter said. ”This action is an example that the spectators must behave well because, as I understand it, the player ran away and the others went with him. They cannot go on abusing afterwards. “Walk off? No. I don’t think that is the solution … I don’t think you can run away, because eventually you can run away if you lose a match,” he added. “This issue is a very touchy subject, but I repeat there is zero tolerance of racism in the stadium; we have to go against that. The only solu
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