AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi pledged Friday that his team would walk off the pitch again to support a player who was victim of racist abuse by fans, as the move was widely hailed as setting a precedent against bigotry.
AC Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng during the friendly football match with Pro Patria in Busto Arsizio, Italy on January 3, 2013. Italian commentators say Milan's move to storm off the pitch in protest against racist chants should set a precedent for tackling racism.
Italy's former prime minister, who is both president and owner of the club, spoke out a day after German-born Ghanaian forward Kevin-Prince Boateng was heckled during a friendly by fans of Pro Patria and the Milan giants left the field in protest.
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