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Sepp Blatter urges against protests

January 7, 2013
By Associated Press
ZURICH -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised Kevin-Prince Boateng for making a "strong and courageous" stand by leading his AC Milan teammates off the pitch to protest racial abuse by fans in Italy last week.

But Blatter told the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony on Monday that such protests are not the solution to stop discrimination inside stadiums.

"That is praiseworthy," Blatter said of the Ghana midfielder's action during the first half of a friendly against a fourth-tier Italian ...

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