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AC Milan president blasts Blatter over racist abuse stance

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has blasted Fifa chief Sepp Blatter after he said players who were racially abused during matches should not leave the pitch. Milan's players walked off during a friendly after Kevin-Prince Boateng was subjected to racist abuse by fans of fellow Italian side Pro Patria.

Berlusconi told radio station RTL: "I am of the opposite view [to Blatter].

"I thanked and congratulated my players for their decision to leave the field."

And former Italy president Berlusconi continued: "This is an uncivilised problem that needs to be stopped, people should not allow these things to happen.

"It's not only about the behaviour of players in the game, but of the public, and everyone needs to avoid giving Italy a negative image."

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