Kevin-Prince Boateng makes passionate plea to white community

Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to eliminate racism from football.

Former Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng believes the white community is not doing enough to eliminate racism from football.

Born to a Ghanaian father and a German mother in Berlin, the 33-year-old has become a famous advocate of vice after leaving the pitch following racist abuse while playing for AC Milan against lower-division Pro Patria in 2013. .

That same year, he was appointed United Nations (UN) ambassador for the fight against racism, as well as the first global ambassador of the FIFA anti-discrimination task force, working alongside FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb at headquarters. from FIFA.

This year, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ campaign was launched as part of the fight against racism.

“The ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement was born, but very little has been accomplished to counter the phenomenon. No white people have ever told me that they want to support me in this battle, ”Boateng told Monza.

“Some abstain out of fear, others because they believe that it is more advantageous not to expose themselves in this battle, a story that does not concern them.

“The whites are in command: if they raised their voices, they would listen to us more.”

Boateng also spoke about his September transfer to newly promoted Monza from Italy’s second division, a club owned by Silvio Berlusconi who led the Ghanaian to AC Milan in 2010.

“How did Silvio Berlusconi convince me [to come to Monza]? He called me and said ‘my son, come home.’ There was no need for many more words, ”revealed Boateng.

While in Milan, where he would return for the second time in 2016, Boateng played alongside a host of major stars, including Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The 39-year-old is still active, having returned to Milan in December last year.

“I’m not surprised, I learned from him the desire to win even in training. He is never happy, when he missed a pass in Milanello, as if to scold himself he yelled ‘Zlataaaann’. Imagine what he was yelling at the others, ”Boateng said of his former teammate.

The Ghanaian has also previously played for Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, Fiorentina, Sassuolo, Eintracht Frankfurt, Las Palmas, Portsmouth, Hertha Berlin and more recently with Turkish Besiktas.

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