Kevin-Prince Boateng has offered his support to Blaise Matuidi after the latter was the subject of racial abuse by Cagliari supporters last week.
“I’m suffering for Blaise, he was insulted for the colour of his skin,” Boateng said to Frankfurter Neuen Presse.
“Just think how that feels. What’s sad is that – at most – in these cases a club gets fined €20,000. It’s ridiculous.
“I suffer with him, I’ve asked for his phone number so I can call him. We need to present a united front and stand against these things.
“We’re all in this together.”
Just this last week H&M came under fire when they had a young black child in a hoodie with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle”.
“I was shaking with rage when I saw that advert,” said Boateng.
“I’m angry and sad that these things still happen. For such a big company to make such an error, even unintentionally, is very sad.
“And no-one can tell me it has nothing to do with racism. I’ve been called a monkey too many times, excuses aren’t enough.
“Such a mistake just shouldn’t happen.”
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