Muntari Ban Overturned

The PFAG has welcomed the Italian Football Federation’s decision to rescind the one match ban originally imposed on Ghanaian footballer Sulley Muntari.

The Association’s stance echoes that of its mother body, FIFPro, which recently released a press statement in support of the former Black Stars stalwart.

Muntari received two yellow cards during Pescara’s league game away at Cagliari after he unsuccessfully sought help from the referee over racist abuse from a section of the home support.

The PFAG, led by its General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe, believes there must be no place for fanatical fans who continue to smear our beautiful game with such unsavory racist acts.

The incident comes barely a couple of years after then A.C. Milan and Ghana international midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng’s decision to walk off the pitch when pelted with monkey chants during his side’s friendly encounter with Pro Patria.

It is our hope that the extensive public outcry and media coverage that meets such regrettable incidents will resonate loudly throughout world football, and bring all hands on deck to finally show racism the red card!!

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