Sulley Muntari, Pescara’s Ghanaian midfielder, has promised to walk off the pitch again if he has to endure any more racial abuse during a match. Muntari was sent off last week for leaving the field after claiming he was racially abused during a Serie A game against Cagliari.
The 32-year-old, who was initially booked for dissent, had his suspension overturned, but the former Inter Milan star believes racism is “everywhere and getting worse” and he is determined to take a stand.
“I went through hell and was treated like a criminal,” he told BBC Sport on Monday. “I went off the field because it wasn’t right for me to be on the field while being racially abused.
“If I had this problem today, tomorrow or the next game I would go off again.”
“I never heard anything like that in England because I think they don’t tolerate it. England is the example for the world. If a country doesn’t tolerate it then it means you get rid of it.”