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Boateng to meet Blatter

March 1, 2013
By ESPN staff

AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng is set to meet FIFA president Sepp Blatter this month to discuss way of dealing with racism in football.

Kevin-Prince Boateng leaves the field during the friendly against Pro Patria in Busto Arsizio
GettyImagesKevin-Prince Boateng leaves the field during a January friendly against Pro Patria after alleged racial abuse

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The March 22 meeting will take place in Zurich following Boateng's stand against racist abuse from fans of a fourth-tier team during an exhibition match.

The Ghana international led his team-mates from the field and Blatter praised Boateng for making a "strong and courageous stand".

Blatter later faced criticism for saying that players mustn't run away from their problems and that leaving the field "cannot be the solution."