Kevin-Prince Boateng Ghanaian player handed one-match ban and fined for 'Forza Italia' message

Kevin-Prince Boateng has been suspended for a game and fined $3,000 for showing a touching message to the earthquake victims of Italy over the weekend.

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Ghanaian player handed one-match ban and fined for 'Forza Italia' message

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Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has been handed a one-match ban and fined $3,000 by the Spanish Football Federation for displaying a message, after scoring in Las Palmas 5-1 victory over Granada on Sunday.

The 29-year-old former AC Milan striker scored his second goal for Las Palmas and showed a message of condolence to the affected victims of the earthquake in Italy while celebrating the goal.

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Las Palmas teammates. play

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Las Palmas teammates.

 

However, his action has called for the punishment of the Football Authority in Spain, since it contravenes with article 91 which states:

"The player who, during achievements or any other cause resulting from the vicissitudes of the game, showing a jersey that makes visible advertising, slogans, acronyms, anagrams or drawings, whatever they are and whatever the content or purpose of action will be punished as the perpetrator of a serious offense against co fined up to 3,000 Euros and a warning. "

Ghanaian player Kevin-Prince Boateng celebrating his goal for Las Palmas. play

Ghanaian player Kevin-Prince Boateng celebrating his goal for Las Palmas.

 

Kevin Prince Boateng who has no regrets for his action has indicated that he would do it again when another opportunity presents itself. The Ghanaian player told German tabloid BILD:

"I would understand the penalty if there would have been advertising or a political message, but that was not the case. I will pay, but I would do it again," he said.

"This is a labor of love for me. Since they can also give me 6,000 euro fine. I hope they give it to the earthquake victims."

Kevin-Prince Boateng joined Spanish La Liga club Las Palmas after leaving Italian Serie A club AC Milan at the end of last season.

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