March 12, 2013
Kevin-Prince Boateng has two goals and three assists in 18 Serie A starts this season.
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AC Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng, who led teammates off the field to protest being abused by fans in January, will take part in a United Nations event next week discussing racism in sport.

The U.N.'s human rights office says Boateng and former France captain Patrick Vieira will attend its "Racism and Sport'' discussion on March 21.

It says U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will open the 90-minute session at the U.N.'s European headquarters in Geneva.

Boateng is also scheduled to meet FIFA President Sepp Blatter the next day in Zurich.

Blatter initially questioned Boateng's actions in walking off following racist abuse by fans of Italian fourth-tier team Pro Patria during a friendly match.

Blatter later praised Boateng's "courageous'' stand and has created a FIFA anti-racism task force.

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