Racial Taunts on Soccer Field

Boston Red Sox Fan Reports A Racial Slur, And A Lifetime Ban Results Boston Red Sox Fan Reports A Racial Slur, And A Lifetime Ban Results (That’s a contrast to what happened Monday night at a Boston Red Sox game, where several fans were ejected for racially taunting Baltimore Orioles player Adam Jones.) And everybody’s talking about the incident in Ghana, where the 32-year-old Muntari was born and launched his soccer career, says sports radio host Daniel Kwaku Yeboah, who’s also managing editor of Ghana Sports Online.

Many people in Ghana think the referee was out of line in punishing Muntari, but others think, “there’s no use” in hoping for change, says Yeboah, who can recite a long list of African soccer players who have been subjected to racist slurs in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.

Yeboah says Ghanaian player Augustine Ahinful told him about hearing racially charged chants during an Italian match.

When Ahinful asked a referee to address the chants, the referee just insulted him in Italian.

What makes Muntari special is that his case is getting attention, Yeboah says.