He has played for some of Europe’s top soccer clubs and represented Ghana in three World Cups, but Sulley Muntari says he experiences racism every day.
The footballer adds matter-of-factly that racism is everywhere and getting worse, which perhaps explains why he’s not unaccustomed to being abused for the color of his skin.
But on April 30, when the Ghana midfielder left the pitch during a top flight Italian league game after being booked for complaining of being abused by a section of fans, he said his “cup was full.”
“He (the referee) told me I shouldn’t talk to the fans,” said the former AC Milan midfielder.
“I can be abused and not say anything about it — that’s when I got angry. I told him this is about my skin color.”
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The footballer said he would be the “No.1” supporter of any organized player boycott in protest against racism.
He also said the political and economic climate in Europe had played a part in what he believed were increasing incidents of racism in the sport.