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.”