Friday, January 4, 2013

Yesterday, Kevin-Prince Boateng Became A Super Hero

Yesterday, AC Milan midfielder walked off the pitch during an exhibition/friendly game against Pro Patria (in Busto Arsizio, Italy) because Pro Patria fans were chanting racist slurs directed at him.

His gesture, fully supported by his teammates, who walked off along him, was heroic as it may well represent a dramatic shift in the European soccer's players attitude towards their fans. Fans' attitude against non-white soccer players is toxic and must change rather quickly. We are all more diverse and culturally this helps us.

I literally cheered when I saw Kevin-Prince walk off the pitch and I hope all non-white players in Europe do exactly the same thing next time racist slurs are directed at them.

Kevin-Prince Boateng, as he walked off the pitch in protest, walked in the Pantheon of super heroes. 

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