AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has described how he was treated like "an animal" by six Pro Patria fans accused of chanting racial abuse.
In response to repeated abusive chants from a section of the crowd during a friendly game against the fourth-tier club on
Boateng's actions resulted in the abandonment of the match and sparked fresh debate on the problem of racism in football, with the 26-year-old set to meet FIFA president
The Gazzetta dello Sport reported how Boateng told judge
He told Gazzetta.it: "Every time I touched the ball I could hear chants being directed straight at me - a kind of 'buh buh' noise that you'd make at an animal.
"I think they were insulting me because my skin isn't white. It happened in
Milan head coach
"He was very shocked and saddened," Allegri said. "He was not happy over the following days.
"These are serious incidents which must not happen and the decision to interrupt the match was the right one."
Milan players Sulley Muntari, M'Baye Niang and
"He was being insulted every time he touched the ball and the (black) players were very upset," he said.
"The chants reminded me of monkey noises and I think he's intelligent enough to know the difference between a racist chant and normal teasing."