Former President John Dramani Mahama has tweeted backing Sulley Muntari’s walk-off after he suffered racial abuse by fans on the pitch during Pescara’s Serie A match with Cagliari, Sunday.
In solidarity with Muntari on his actions, Mr. Mahama in a tweet said” I stand with Muntari”
Muntari, who plays for struggling Serie A side Pescara, said he heard the chants throughout the match at Cagliari’s Stadio Sant’Elia and asked referee Daniele Minelli to stop the game.
Instead, the Ghanaian midfielder was shown a yellow card in the 90th minute and then angrily left the pitch, leaving Pescara, who lost 1-0, to play out stoppage time with 10 men.
Despite being banned for a game on Tuesday the ex-president has lauded the midfielder’s act via Twitter: