AC Milan player in UN anti-racism event
AC Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng, who led teammates off the
field to protest fan abuse, will take part in a United Nations
event on racism in sport.
The U.N.’s human rights office says Boateng and former France
captain Patrick Vieira will attend its ”Racism and Sport”
discussion on March 21.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will open
the 90-minute session at the U.N.’s European headquarters in
Boateng is scheduled to meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter the
next day in Zurich.
Blatter initially questioned Boateng’s actions in walking off
following racist abuse by fans of Italian fourth-tier team Pro
Patria during an exhibition in January.
Blatter later praised Boateng’s ”courageous” stand and created
a FIFA anti-racism task force.