After standing up against racism in football, this tweet from Sulley Muntari is what the world needs right now.
On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Muntari was sent-off after confronting racists in a Serie A match between Pescara and Cagliari.
He was booked after he reported the abuse to the referee. He was sent off after walking off the pitch in protest at the yellow card.
The suspension was overturned on Friday by the Italian football federation (FIGC) and the Ghanaian has now spoken out about the incident.
Sulley Muntari has said that he is determined to keep fighting racism after his suspension for refusing to play in a match in which he was racially abused was overturned.
Muntari wrote on his official Twitter feed:
“I am determined to fight racism. Football should inspire respect for one race – the human race.”
I am determined to fight #racism. Football should inspire respect for one race – the human race.??
— Sulley Muntari (@MuntariOfficial) May 6, 2017
The post received a reply from Las Palmas midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, Muntari’s former AC Milan team-mate who walked off the pitch in protest at racial abuse during a 2013 friendly against Pro Patria in which Muntari also played.
@MuntariOfficial We will fight together my brother!!
— Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) May 6, 2017
John Dramani Mahama, the former President of Ghana also threw his weight behind Muntari.
I stand with @MuntariOfficial. #dontlookaway
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) May 3, 2017