Kevin-Prince Boateng calls racism a dangerous & infectious virus at the United Nations
- Updated: March 22, 2013
Back in January, Kevin-Prince Boateng was propelled to the frontline of the fight against racism in football.
In scenes which shocked world football, the AC Milan midfielder took an amazing stand against racism after the Ghanaian was racially abused in a friendly match at minnows Pro Patria during the winter break.
This week Boateng was again leading the charge to stamp racism out of the Beautiful Game as the Rossoneri player spoke at a United Nations event in Geneva.
Accompanied by girlfriend Melissa Satta, the 26-year-old former Tottenham and Portsmouth midfielder spoke at length about his firsthand experience with racism.
I tried to ignore it as if it was a headache that would sooner or later go away—I just had to wait. That, however, is an illusion. It won’t go away by itself. We have a duty to face racism and to fight it. The concept ‘a bit racist’ doesn’t exist. There are no tolerable quantities of racism. It’s unacceptable regardless of where it happens or the form that it takes.
Watch Kevin-Prince Boateng’s passionate speech below, while below the fold are pictures of KPB with his girlfriend Melissa Satta at the event.