- Sulley Muntari has been handed a one-game suspension for walking off the field during Pescara match over racial abuse
- John Mahama in solidarity, tweeted: I stand with Muntari
- Meanwhile, the World players' union Fifpro says Muntari's yellow card and suspension should be rescinded by authorities
Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama has waded into the racial abuse chant meted out to Black Stars player, Sulley Muntari.
Mahama has backed the action of the Muntari by tweeting: “ I stand with @MuntariOfficial”.
Muntari walked-off the pitch after he was racially abused by fans during Pescara’s Serie A match with Cagliari on Sunday.
According to the player he heard the chants throughout the match at Cagliari’s Stadio Sant’Elia and asked referee Daniele Minelli to stop the game but the referee failed to.
The referee decided to rather show the Ghanaian a yellow card, provoking Muntari who angrily left the pitch.
The incident thus generated mixed reactions, with some saying Muntari was right in leaving the pitch and others saying he should stayed to end the match.
But the Italian Football Federation who will not punish Cagliari for their fans' racial chants rather suspended the 32-year-old Muntari for a match.
Meanwhile, Pescara have released a statement standing by their ace midfielder.