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'Racist' Italian police stop and search Ghana star Muntari over plush Lamborghini car

Published on: 31 August 2014
Italian police stop Ghana star Muntari to conduct a search on the car's ownership

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari was subjected to an embarrassing search by police in Milan for driving his an expensive Lamborghini which is highly decorated.

Spotting a blackman riding the expensive and highly-decorated car, the police swooped on the innocent AC Milan star to conduct a thorough search to ensure that he owns the car.

Muntari was driving to training with AC Milan through the Guardia di Finanza in via Palestro in Milan when he was pulled over by the police.

Muntari addresses the policeman who pulled him over for search

AC Milan ace was not driving above the speed limit and was not erratic yet he was stopped and subjected to a computer search to ensure that it is not a stolen car.

Thankfully the search revealed that he is the bonafide owner of the car.  The search attracted a huge crowd before police recognized that Muntari is a player of AC Milan.

'Racist' Italian police stop and search Ghana star Muntari over plush Lamborghini car

They subsequently allowed him to continue with his journey but the issue has sparked a debate in the Italian media about how black people are treated in Italy.

The incident has also caused a huge uproar among blacks living in Italy who are accusing the Milan police of racism for subjecting the Ghana star to the search.

Muntari's lamborghini is an attraction to many people

Black people who are wealthy in Italy who always suspected by the Italian police of being drug dealers even though there are some who work hard and genuinely for their wealth.

Do you think the police were right? Do you think a white person could have suffered a similar fate? Does Muntari deserve to be treated in this way by the police? Make your views known in the box below:


This article has 19 comment(s), give your comment
    August 31, 2014 11:59 pm
    Am not surprise he deserved to be search most dis is not racist matter is their wrk they re not lyk our police who see nice cars rid by young guy n started saluting dem bravo gud n hard wrking n truth policemen keep it up
  • nana says:
    September 01, 2014 12:00 am
    Is jus search ..y everytin got to do wit race Smh
  • Anthony says:
    September 01, 2014 04:36 am
    Thats the bull they tel black people when they get pull over an don't fine shit. Its a routine stop yea get the **** we know what's that about
  • Anthony says:
    September 01, 2014 04:32 am
    Thats the bs they say when they doing something wrong its routine ye what ever routine this go do as some real police work.
  • Tulala says:
    September 03, 2014 02:40 am
    Thank GOD it didn't go as they thought so you don't have to worry after the good name was recoved latter so the police man is 100 pecent correct but SULLEY should for now on let us be earing about the good of him. Guy i like u i'm praoud of u
  • simon says:
    September 03, 2014 09:41 pm
    I think its time for the white pork to respect us also and believe if suley should be a white pork like him trust me he will not stop him ....Just because he sees that sulley have a colour that cannot be bought in their market for them to get our african money some ..That's why he stop me wicked white pork saying Police man ,,,,,Sulley you are blessed your God will punish all the GFA
  • Benjamin ndebugri says:
    August 31, 2014 11:16 am
    Colonialism,racism,are things i hope to see them stopped in this world.the search was useless.
  • Nana Kwadwo, U.S says:
    August 31, 2014 12:05 pm
    GSN, first of all, did the Police showed any racism remarks? What kind of fate did Muntari go through? Is Muntari subject to a stop search? Though, I know some Italian Police are....but I don't think the action was wrong.
  • Bernard says:
    August 31, 2014 12:31 pm
    This is normal check and sometimes it is done here in Ghana
  • Kieran says:
    August 31, 2014 01:20 pm
    I thought muntari managed to control his emotions we'll by not slapping the police officer like he did at the World Cup !!!!!!!!!
  • designer baby says:
    August 31, 2014 01:36 pm
    GSN,learn to write better English besides I see nothing wrong with a normal police search.
  • pmk says:
    August 31, 2014 02:27 pm
    this is not a racist behavior. this is a country where their prime minister was prosecuted and jailed..
  • Isaiah says:
    August 31, 2014 06:19 pm
    If the search is conducted without prejudice ... Fine.
  • cool says:
    August 31, 2014 06:28 pm
    I am glad he showed much restraint. If this had happened in Ghana, he would have punched the policeman
  • chris opoku says:
    August 31, 2014 07:05 pm
    Is part of poloice duties but i wonder what he was asking him on pic two
  • samva says:
    August 31, 2014 08:03 pm
    There are two questions i would like to ask.Was the search based on a tip off they had or the police just suspicious of him owning a nice car?Would they have stopped him if he was driving a toyota camry?.In any case random car screening should not be targeted at a certain group of people and this is a clear case of racial profiling.
  • kwame says:
    August 31, 2014 08:07 pm
    First of all it was a routine check and there is nothing racist about it wey bad media that you write any headline to get people on your site.
  • Bukass says:
    September 01, 2014 04:15 pm
    Hmmmm dont worry ther wont do anything to you ok i wish you GOODLUCK.....
    September 02, 2014 03:16 pm