Boateng offers support to Matuidi

The Germany international has also been a subject of racial abuse during his time in Italy.

Kevin-Prince Boateng has insisted that „we’re in this together“ as he offered support to Juve midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The Bianconeri midfielder was subjected to racial abuse during a Serie A game against Cagliari as he openly spoke about it and insisted that such things should not happen in modern football.

Boateng, who walked off the pitch during his time with AC Milan after being racially abused in a friendly against  Pro Patria, insisted he would always be ready to support Matuidi and also asked for more serious consequences for the clubs if their fans promote racist behavior.

I’m suffering for Blaise, he was insulted for the colour of his skin,” Boateng told 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.”

Boateng also expressed his disappointment and shock with fashion brand H&M and their latest advert which showed a black child dressed in a hoodie reading ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’, while a white child wore a hoodie that bore the words ‘Mangrove Jungle Survival Expert’.

“I was shaking with rage when I saw that advert,” added 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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