Milan match abandoned after players protest against racist shouts



MILAN – Busto Arsizio is a civil and pleasant city where Milan would return. However, small minded racists ruined the day, bringing the sport in to shame. There were families and children in the stands, hoping to see a game against one of Italy’s top clubs.

The game kicked off as normal and there were various pieces of action. Unfortunately it had to be stopped due to a minority of people who decided to start chanting racist insults against Boateng, Muntari and Niang. While Allegri said they would use this awful experience to the good, and Ambrosini said the rossoneri would return, it was a sad day for all.

Unfortunately for Italian football, a small percentage of brainless idiots have damaged it’s reputation even further.


Massimo Ambrosini and Massimiliano Allegri explain their view of events from Pro Patria-Milan.

MILAN – After racist chants from a section of the stadium in Busto Arsizio,Massimo Ambrosini spoke at a press conference at the Speroni stadium. The club captain said, “It is disappointing for everybody who was at the stadium, but it was necessary to give a strong signal. Milan will attempt to return to Busto Arsizio, especially for the children and those who had nothing to do with racism. However, it was important to send out a clear signal.”   

Also Massimiliano Allegri let his feelings be heard: “These racist episodes have to end. Walking off was the correct decision to make after the racist chants. We are sorry these events have happened, more so for the other supporters –  the families and children who had come here to spend a pleasant afternoon. We have promised Pro Patria that we will come back for these people here. We are also sorry for the Pro Patria players and the club but we had to give a strong signal against these episodes. I hope it helps set an example from the top leagues down. We had no other option but to walk off, which I hope will have repercussions. I sincerely hope these uncivilized acts do not occur again.”

Media Report

The game, played in Busto Arsizio, was called off after 26 minutes when a section of Pro Patria supporters targeted Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng, who reacted to the abuse by picking up the ball and kicking it at the crowd in the stand behind him.

The Ghanaian then tore off his shirt and walked off the field at the opposite end. On his way, he applauded other sections of the crowd, who then appeared to react angrily towards the corner of the ground from where the chants came.

Pro Patria’s Dario Alberto Polverini attempted to talk to Boateng as he departed, but the midfielder carried on walking and the rest of the players, led by Milan’s captain, Massimo Ambrosini, followed him off the pitch. Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari and M’Baye Niang were also reportedly targeted.

Kevin Prince that tweeted “Shame that these things still happen… #StopRacismforever

Source: AC Milan website

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