[TW: Racism] AC Milan players walked off the field because of racist chants, abandoning an exhibition match in the first half with lower division club Pro Patria on Thursday.
The game was interrupted and later ended because of chants directed at several black Milan players, despite appeals to stop from the public address announcer.
After repeated chants directed his way, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute of the first half.
Boateng took off his shirt and walked off the field with his Milan teammates. Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari and M’Baye Niang also were targeted by the chants.
AC Milan players walked off the field because of racist chants
Rodney Strasser, Prince Boateng’s teammate who was sitting on the bench, told Newsday the crowd was “booing like, you know, like a monkey.” Strasser says just before the crowd turned on Prince Boateng they were booing another player which prompted the players to confront a referee but the crowd was not reprimanded and the chants did not stop.
You can watch a video of the incident here.