Boateng joins FIFA’s anti-racism task force
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who led teammates off
the field in protest at being abused by fans in January, has joined
FIFA’s anti-racism task force.
Boateng put the racism struggle in football into sharp focus
with his walk-off during a friendly that initially drew criticism
from FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said players mustn’t run away
But Blatter has since defended the protest, and Boateng has
accepted an invitation to join the new task force during a meeting
at FIFA headquarters in Zurich on Friday.
Blatter wants teams whose fans are guilty of racist abuse to be
deducted points or even banned from competitions, saying ”it’s the
only way to threaten and stop those that create trouble.”
FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb heads the task force.