Boateng to meet Blatter about tackling racism

Kevin-Prince Boateng will meet with FIFA president Sepp Blatter
later this month to discuss ways of tackling racism in

FIFA says the AC Milan midfielder is scheduled to make a
courtesy visit with Blatter in Zurich on March 22.

Boateng became the focus of anti-racism efforts in world
football in January. The Ghana international led Milan teammates
off the pitch to protest against racial abuse from fans of a
fourth-tier Italian team during a friendly.

Blatter praised Boateng for making a ”strong and courageous
stand,” though faced criticism for saying that players mustn’t run
away from problems.

The FIFA president used his speech at the world player of the
year gala, held four days after the incident, to stress that
unilaterally leaving the pitch ”cannot be the solution.”