London: Fifa president Sepp Blatter has advised players encountering racial abuse during matches against walking off the pitch like AC Milan did last week.
Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng led his Milan teammates off last Thursday during a friendly against lower division club Pro Patria following racist chanting by fans.
The match was abandoned, but Blatter does not believe walking off is the best way to combat racism.
“Walk off? No. I don't think that is the solution,” Blatter said.
“I don’t think you can run away, because eventually you can run away if you lose a match,” he added. “But this issue is a very touchy.