Soccer: Milan friendly abandoned over racist chants

'These uncivilised gestures must stop' says Allegri

Soccer: Milan friendly abandoned over racist chants

Milan, January 3 - AC Milan's friendly at fourth-tier side Pro Patria on Thursday was abandoned after some of the Serie A giants' black players were the target of racist chants from home fans. The match was first interrupted and then scrapped altogether after Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini led his teammates off the pitch. Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng reportedly kicked the ball towards fans who were directing abuse at him before the action stopped. Italian football has been battling racism in the stands for a number of years after several shameful high-profile incidents. "Pulling out was the right decision when faced with something like this," said Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri. "These uncivilised gestures must stop. Italy must improve and become more educated and more intelligent".

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