UEFA’s Woeful Record on Racism
Welcome to Gareth Edwards of The Inside Left, who introduces himself to Some People on the Pitch with a piece on one the most pressing issues in football at the moment, racism.This year will not be like the last. After receiving 25 minutes of vile racist abuse from a section of the Pro Patria crowd, AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and volleyed it at the top tier of the ground towards the so-called fans. In no time at all he began walking off the pitch, refusing to continue playing. To their enormous credit both his Rossoneri teammates and the opposition followed him in solidarity. The referee was left with no option other than to abandon the game.