Sulley Muntari: Walk off the pitch if you feel racially abused, authorities don’t take it serious

Sulley Muntari: Walk off the pitch if you feel racially abused, authorities don’t take it serious

In an interview with BBC, Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari claims racism is “everywhere and getting worse”, and encourages players to go on strike to combat it.

“I went through hell, I was treated just like a criminal,” he said.


“I went off the field because I felt it wasn’t right for me to be on the field while I have been racially abused,” he told BBC Sport’s David Ornstein.

Muntari

Muntari was initially banned for one game after asking referee Daniele Minelli to stop the Italian top-flight game at Cagliari on 30 April.

He angrily confronted Cagliari fans, shouting: “This is my colour.”

He says he would walk off the pitch again if he was racially abused and he has urged other players to do the same.

“If I had this problem today, tomorrow or the next game I would go off again,” he said.

“And I’d recommend it to others. If they are not feeling it they should walk off.”

“Fifa and Uefa only care about what they want to care about. If they want to fight racism they should be able to jump right in and tackle it,” he said.

“But they have nothing to say about it. This is a big deal.

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