Milan won't be punished for walk-off

Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 00:00

SERIE A:AC Milan’s walk-off after midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was racially abused in a friendly against Pro Patria this month was against the rules but the club will not be punished, Serie A’s disciplinary commissioner said yesterday.

“In the current regulations of football, no rule allows a team to stop a game and abandon the pitch without the agreement of the referee or public safety bodies,” a Serie A statement read.

“However, the essential values of sport and civility exclude disciplinary action in a gesture of solidarity towards a victim of vulgar insults solely because of the colour of his skin.”

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