Mamadou Gaye lashes at Ghana FA over silence on Kevin-Boateng's racial abuse
By Patrick Akoto
African football expert Mamdou Gaye has criticized the Ghana FA over their silence on the racial abused suffered by Kevin-Prince Boateng.
The retired Ghanaian international hogged the headlines last week after he sparked a walk-off during a friendly between AC Milan and Italian lower division side Pro Patria.
Boateng, 25, was subjected to racist taunts by fans and the German-born Ghanaian forward responded by kicking the ball at fans and them stormed off the pitch in protest followed by his Milan team-mates.
The well-documented incident has been widely condemned with the lower division side eager to repair the club’s damaged image.
But FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has come under fire after he questioned Boateng’s decision to walk off the pitch.
Gaye has chastised the Ghana FA for failing to issue a public statement to condemn the incident while launching a stinging attack on the FIFA boss.
“Boateng used to be a Ghanaian international. What is the statement of the Ghanaian FA regarding this matter? “I mean it’s shameful and a disgrace that they have kept mute,” Gaye is quoted by Radio XYZ
“What is the statement of the Confederation of African Football regarding this matter as well.
“Boateng was more than right to have walked off. Even if it was an official game, that game was supposed to be stopped.
“These Things have been happening over the years. It needs a dramatic, drastic solution and I think Boateng is starting to show the way.
“We can no longer tolerate in this modern age racist insults. Blatter is biased. You can see the way Fifa is run, where are the Blacks in FIFA? You go to FIFA headquarters; you don’t see any African among the staff.
“Blatter always behaves as a racist. Boateng is right and he must do it again and again and again even in an official game.
A public prosecutor has launched a criminal inquiry into the matter.