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Ghanaian star Sulley Muntari booked for reporting 'racial abuse' to referee

Ghanaian star Sulley Muntari booked for reporting 'racial abuse' to referee

- Former Ghanaian International Sulley Muntari on Sunday, April 30, suffered racial abused during a game in the Italian Serie A

- Muntari walked off the pitch in anger after he was booked by the referee for claiming he was racially abused during the game

- His team Pescara have been relegated to Italy's second tier

Ghanaian International Sulley Muntari suffered racial abuse on Sunday, April 30, as his team Pescara went down 1-0 to Cagliari in the Italian Serie A.

According to a report on BBC, Muntari walked off the pitch in anger after he was booked by the referee, for claiming he was racially abused during the game.

The 32-year-old asked Daniele Minelli to stop the game because of racist chanting directed towards him by the fans of Cagliari.

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Ghanaian star Sulley Muntari booked for reporting 'racial abuse' to referee

Ghanaian star Sulley Muntari booked for reporting 'racial abuse' to referee

However, his call fell on deaf ears and also earned him a yellow card.

He was booked for dissent in the 89th minute, prompting him to leave the pitch in protest.

He angrily confronted Cagliari fans, shouting: "This is my colour."

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Sulley Muntari tells Cagliari's fans: "This is my colour"

Sulley Muntari tells Cagliari's fans: "This is my colour"

Reacting afterwards, Pescara boss Zdenek Zeman, said: "He asked the referee to intervene, but he [said he had] neither heard nor seen anything.

"Muntari was right, but he shouldn't have left the pitch. It's not up to us to dole out justice. We can talk a lot about it but then it must be left with the powers that be.

"Today this has happened when Muntari has already played in Italy for many years. We hope that mentalities will change."

Pescara are bottom of Serie A and have been relegated to Italy's second tier.

Meanwhile, you can watch the Super Eagles as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

SOURCE: Ghana Today News

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