Kevin-Prince Boateng Ghanaian supports brother Jerome amidst politician's controversial remarks

Kevin-Prince Boateng supports brother Jerome Boateng after controversial remarks from Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) politician Alexander Gauland.

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Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has taken to social media to support his brother and Germany international Jerome Boateng following controversial comments made by Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) politician Alexander Gauland.

The deputy leader of the anti-immigration party over the weekend said “people like Boateng as a footballer, but wouldn’t want to live next to someone like him” in reference to his Ghanaian roots [Ghanaian father].

Kevin-Prince Boateng posted in a sarcastic reference to comments by the politician concerning his brother Jerome Boateng saying:

“If you wanna win trophies u need neighbors like my brother @JB17Official”

 

Bayern Munich, Jerome Boateng’s club have also declared their support for the player with Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hitting out at Gauland on the club’s official website:

“Discrimination of any kind in sport and this society deserves the red card.

“Jerome Boateng is a wonderful human being and an example to follow as a professional football player at this club.

“We are proud that he also plays for the German national team."

27-year-old Jerome Boateng was born in Berlin to a Ghanaian father. The player represents Germany at international level and has won 57 caps for the country.

Jerome’s brother Kevin-Prince Boateng however chose to represent the Black Stars of Ghana.

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