Former Black Stars midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari became the latest black player to suffer racial abuse in Italy after fans of Cagliari directed chants at him.
Muntari was turning out for his side Pescara against Cagliari at the latter’s Stadio Sant’Elia when the home fans started chanting at Muntari.
The chants continued and a livid Muntari complained to the ref. Yet he was booked by the referee for dissent as he kept complaining about the incidents.
Muntari later walked off the pitch in disgust.
Amazingly, Muntari was also later criticised by his coach for walking off the pitch.
“He left the pitch because of racist chanting, but we shouldn’t react with such vigilante gestures.” Pescara coach Zdenek Zeman said after the game.
“You have to accept certain things and move on.”
Muntari joins a long list of dark skinned stars who have been racially abused playing in Italy, including former Stars midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who also walked off a pitch in protest when he was abused as a Milan player, and Ghanaian born Italian striker Mario Barwuah Balotelli.