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Sports News of Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

I was racially abused during my childhood days - Kevin-Prince Boateng

German-born Ghanaian footballer Kevin Prince-Boateng who is a human rights activist says he was racially abused during his childhood days.

Prince-Boateng 31, in an interview which was posted on the UN Human Rights YouTube page, said he was constantly racially abused as a child.

“When I look back to when I was younger when I was a kid, I had to fight against racism. I was abused in my childhood. I always tried to ignore it because I didn’t have the tools to fight it.

“Now today I’m older and I have the tools and I have the possibility. That’s why I said I wanted to do something against it because I always said I wanted my kids to grow up not knowing what racism is.

“We still suffer today like we suffered in 2013 and in the past before. That drives me every day to do something against it.”

In 2013 while playing for AC Milan, Prince-Boateng made a brave decision to walk off the pitch in his side's friendly against fourth-tier club Pro Patria after being racially abused by the Pro Patria supporters.

In 2017, he received a special recognition at the Krone 2017 Awards in Germany for his dedication to the fight against racism.

Kevin Prince-Boateng has featured for a number of top clubs in England, Spain and Italy among others.

He currently plays for German Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.