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