Pro Patria punished for abuse

Pro Patria have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors following the racist chanting against AC Milan.

Last Updated: 08/01/13 at 19:41 Post Comment

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Italian fourth division side Pro Patria have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as punishment for the alleged racist chanting which prompted AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng to lead a player walk-off last week.

A friendly between the two sides last Thursday was abandoned after 26 minutes when Boateng responded to abuse by suddenly picking the ball up and kicking it towards the stand behind him.

The Ghana midfielder then tore off his shirt and walked off the pitch, followed by the rest of the Milan side.

The Lega Pro, the governing body for Italian football's third and fourth tiers, today released the findings of their sporting tribunal, noting that the club had in October been fined 5,000 euros (£4,000) over "similar incidents".

The verdict read: "(The Lega Pro) will impose on the club Aurora Pro Patria the sanction of the obligation to play a league match behind closed doors, with immediate effect, with the caveat that further breach will be evaluated as an occurrence of multiple violations, for the purposes of the subsequent sanction."

In explaining the sanctions, the governing body wrote that the incident was particularly serious as it occurred during a friendly and thus could not be "mitigated" by "competitive tension and competitive spirit".

The statement continued: "The penalty to be imposed for incidents of this nature must be not only punitive but also preventative in order to avoid repetition of the episodes themselves.

"In the current season, the Pro Patria club have already been fined for similar incidents with the fine of 5,000 euros (referring to a verdict released on October 30).

"That previous sanction has been shown to be ineffective by this recidivist behaviour."


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