Six months after Kevin Prince Boateng came off the field in the friendly match with Pro Patria because of racist chanting from the stands, a similar episode occurred at another training match of AC Milan two days ago.
Defender Kevin Constant has copied his colleague’s reaction to the match Sassuolo – AC Milan at the TIM Trophy after fans of the new promoted team chanted racist remarks towards the player from Guinea. Constant hit the ball in the stands and left the field, AC Milan being forced to make a substitution after 34 minutes.
Italian Football Federation has quickly launched an investigation and Sassuolo is unlikely to escape of the penalty.
However, although at that time Kevin Prince Boateng was supported in his approach by the Milanese team, this time the Rossoneri club was not as sympathetic to the gesture of the 26 year old defender. “It was a decision that had not to take as he wants,” said AC Milan in a statement.
“Despite more than understandable reasons for which Kevin Constant annoyed, AC Milan reminds everyone that the only people responsible for events that bring action against any offending human dignity, including racial discrimination, are the referee and the head of the security team of the game” , shows the read release by Milanese.
Sassuolo, that will be at the first season in Serie A, won the TIM tournament, at which also attended AC Milan and Juventus, but has little chance to escape by the pain of the Italian federation, despite that the club’s apologies were quickly released by the President Giorgio Squinzi.