PESCARA midfielder Sulley Muntari has had his one-match ban rescinded after he walked off the pitch in response to being racially abused.
The Ghanaian international was the subject of verbal chanting during the Serie A match between Cagliari at the Sant’Elia stadium on April 30.
He walked off in protest during the clash after he was brandished a yellow card by referee Daniele Minelli during the closing stages of his club’s 1-0 defeat.
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Muntari was then handed a one-game ban as he was booked for protesting about the abuse as well being shown a further yellow card due to leaving the pitch before the close of play, but thankfully his impending suspension has been lifted.
The Italian Football Federation has decided to lift his ban following global protests from the football world.
Speaking after the match, the 32-year-old said: “What am I supposed to do? Just stand there and let it go?
“That sets a bad culture. We need this to stop.”
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero supported Muntari, he said: “You handled things perfectly. You did everything right.”
His former AC Milan team-mate Kevin Prince-Boateng walked off in protest when he was subject to racial abuse in 2013.
Pescara sit at the bottom of the table, and have already been relegated to Serie B after taking just 14 points from 34 games.