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Sports News of Monday, 1 May 2017


Muntari’s action the right thing - Jon Benjamin

The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, has backed Sulley Muntari’s decision to walk off the pitch after he was racially abused in a Serie A game on Sunday by Cagliari fans.

The former Black Stars midfielder, whose side Pescara lost the game by a goal to nil, reported the abuse to the referee but was rather booked by the official for dissent, forcing the former AC Milan player to walk off the pitch in anger.

“Sulley did the right thing in taking a public stand against horrible racist abuse. The abusers should be sanctioned, not him,” the British diplomat said in a tweet.

Speaking after the game, Muntari said: "The referee should not just stay on the field and blow the whistle. He must do everything. He should be aware of these things and set an example. I asked him if he had heard the insults. I insisted that he must have the courage to stop the game."