Just in case you missed the story, former AC Milan and Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari, now of Pescara, was handed a one-match ban by the Italian FIGC this week, after the Ghanaian protested racist abuse during his side’s Serie A trip to Cagliari last weekend.
Having been subjected to a number of disgraceful insults from the crowd of the Sardinian club, the Ghanaian midfielder implored with the referee to take action, before walking off the pitch, leading the man in charge to hand a yellow card to Muntari.
The Italian Football Federation somehow decided upon not revoking the yellow card, leading to a subsequent ban for ‘Sulley’.
This had led to a number of players claiming that they were ready to go on strike in support of their fellow professional, with the poor handling of the situation by the governing body in Italy only making matters worse.
However, news has broken this evening that the controversial decision to uphold the booking of the Delfini star has been overturned, with football fans and players alike breathing a collective sigh of relief as justice reigns.
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) May 5, 2017
I just got off the phone to Muntari. He said it’s a “big victory” for what is right. Crazy it took this long for common sense to prevail. ✊🏿
— Andrew Orsatti (@AndrewOrsatti) May 5, 2017
Sanity at last. Italian FA scrap Muntari’s one-game ban for leaving pitch after being racially abused. Madness to have made him the victim.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) May 5, 2017