Frankfurt boss backs Boateng’s big suggestion on racism

The Eagles coach is solidly behind his midfielder despite doubting the feasibility of the idea

Eintracht Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac sides with Kevin-Prince Boateng’s call for the use of video technology to help fight racism.

Boateng, a German-born Ghana international, has been a lead player in the quest to kick the canker out of football.

A guest of the United Nations for its International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the attacker believes video technology, now used in some major competitions to review key match decisions, could be deployed to identify fans who perpetuate racist abuse at games.

“I am someone who stands for the fact that we are all the same, no matter where we come from, how we look or which religion we belong to,” Kovac told the media.

“Prince’s [suggestion], I do not know if this is so feasible.

“But I believe that people who express themselves [in a] racist [manner] must be tracked, so I agree with him.

“Prince has put his finger in the wound, and we should all work on daily basis to make all men equal.”

Article continues below

In 2013, Boateng, then on the books of AC Milan, was a victim of racist abuse by fans during a friendly game with lower tier side Pro Patria.

The Black Star, born to a Ghanaian father and a German mother, reacted by kicking the ball into the stands before walking off the pitch in anger.

His teammates followed him off the pitch in support, prompting a premature end to the game.

Next article:
I-League 2018-19: East Bengal bank on Jaime, Jobby combination in Kolkata derby
Next article:
Henry worried about Monaco's future more than his own
Next article:
PSG fined €100,000 by LFP for racial profiling potential signings
Next article:
'I am getting scared' - Emiliano Sala sent fearful messages to friends while aboard missing plane
Next article:
Acosta cut as Berhalter trims United States roster for Panama and Costa Rica friendlies