Constant walks off pitch after suffering racist abuse
AC Milan star Kevin Constant left the field of play after being racially abused by fans during a pre-season meeting with Sassuolo.
Sassuolo recorded a 2-1 victory to win the Trofeo Tim but much of the post-match talk was about the incident involving Constant rather than Milan’s surprising defeat.
The Guinea international was hit with a torrent of insults from supporters after 34 minutes of play and fired the ball into the stands before angrily storming off with Milan skipper Daniele Bonera attempting to calm down his team-mate.
Referee Andrea Gervasoni consequently ordered the stadium announcer to send out a message warning the crowd that the game would be suspended if any other incidents occurred.