Ghanian and Pescara Midfielder Sulley Muntari walk off the pitch in Pescara -Cagliari game for protesting after racist chants were directed at him from the stands.
The Ghanian international protested energetically at the referee, arguing the match to be hindered in the 90th-minute because of the racist chants originating from the stands.
With the ref unwilling to tune into his complaint, even the ref had to award him a yellow card for protesting against such act, the player chose to walk off the pitch and straight to the dressing room.
Muntari says it was a little kid who was calling him bad names, ” His parents were right next to him doing nothing about it ”
“what am i supposed to do? Just stand there and let it go ? No. That sets a bad culture, we need this to stop”
However, he was under heavy criticism for approaching the fans, as the referee told him; “you’re not allowed to do this” Angry Muntari hit back at the official and say ” Have some balls and do something about it, You’re a referee, don’t just keep your whistle in your mouth”
In the match Cagliari were winning 1-0 at the Sant’Elia stadium, the veteran midfielder lost his quiet and left the field, leaving Pescara with ten men.
It is not the first run through an occurrence like this occurs at this stadium: in 2010, the Cagliari-Inter game was stopped for a couple of minutes after Samuel Eto’o endured racist insults and objects thrown at him from the crowd.