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The video can be painfully slow to buffer, seems that even Youtube can suffer from bandwidth issues when a video has too many simultaneous views. Over 1.6 million views since yesterday evening, over 300,000 in past two hours.
As all football (the real one, not American one) fans know, football fans have caused and are causing a lot of problems especially in Europe. Violence and racism are real problems, fans openly showing their hatred.
Yesterday in Italy one of the country's top teams AC Milan met a fourth division team Pro Patria in a friendly match. AC Milan had four players with African origin, M'Baye Niang, Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari and Prince Boateng.
After some 26 minutes of the first period, Boateng from AC Milan got enough of continuous racist chant from Pro Patria's supporters and simply took his shirt off and marched to locker room.
What I personally find extremely fine gesture, the whole AC Milan team followed him, the trainer stopping to tell journalists "We do not accept this, we will not listen this, no matter what sanctions we get", and the team returned home without finishing the game.
Racism around sport will not stop because of this, that's for sure. But AC Milan as a team got my respect showing what they think.
More: AC Milan friendly with Pro Patria suspended because of racist chants - The Globe and Mail
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