Boateng to give speech at UN
AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng has been invited to speak at the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Thursday.
Boateng, 25, was invited to the event after he walked off the pitch in protest of racial abuse from a small group of fans during a friendly against Lega Pro side Pro Patria on January 3.
The Milan midfielder’s team-mates followed him off the field and the match was abandoned.
The trial over the incident is still on-going and several members of the Milan squad that day have been to Busto Arsizio to testify, including Boateng and coach Massimiliano Allegri.
The former Portsmouth and Tottenham player has been widely praised for his actions with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong stating their support over the midfielder’s actions.
However, his actions were not welcomed by everyone as FIFA president Sepp Blatter warned that “running away” from racism is not the answer. The FIFA President will also be at the event and meet with Boateng.