Politician forced to quit after racism scandal at football game
Published 09/01/2013 | 05:00
A POLITICIAN from Italy's Northern League party has been forced to quit after being accused of chanting racist comments that led AC Milan football players to walk off the pitch.
Riccardo Grittini (21), the councillor for sport in Corbetta, is under investigation following the scenes last Thursday, which saw a match between Serie A superstars and fourth division side Pro Patria abandoned.
The Northern League hopes to jockey for power by supporting former premier Silvio Berlusconi's PDL party in next month's general elections.
Milan players Kevin-Prince Boateng, M'Baye Niang, Urby Emanuelson and Sulley Muntari were all subjected to racist abuse. AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini eventually led his team off the field. (© Independent News Service)