AC Milan midfielder
Boateng has been widely praised after he walked off the pitch during Milan's match against fourth-tier side Pro Patria on
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The UN has offered its own support to Boateng by inviting the Ghanaian to its annual racism awareness event, which has been held annually on 21
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The news comes on the back of the judgment by the Italian football league not to take action against Boateng or Milan over the Pro Patria incident.
A statement from Serie A sporting judge
"However, if a player is being racially insulted and his team-mates show solidarity by supporting their team-mate, the essential value of sports and civility mean the club cannot be penalised.
"For this reason, the judge will not issue any punishment to Milan."
Boateng's actions have not been universally welcomed within the game, however, with FIFA president
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