The former AC Milan and Inter midfielder also angrily confronted
Muntari could now face disciplinary measures after deciding, voluntarily, to leave the field seconds before fulltime – a decision that earned him a second yellow card, and then a red, in the 96th minute of the game that his team lost 1-0.
Earlier, he had spoken directly with a section of the
And when he protested to match referee Daniele Minelli and other officials in the 89th minute that he was still being targeted, Muntari was booked.
While leaving the pitch in frustration and murmuring “Basta! (Enough)” minutes later, Muntari went to address more supporters, showing them his arm and shouting: “This is my colour, this is my colour.”
So Muntari is under criticism for approaching the fans, the referee told him "your not allowed to do this" pic.twitter.com/cNZ7gdIvwL
His protest was later backed by
“He asked the referee to intervene, but he (said he had) neither heard nor seen anything,” Zeman said. “Muntari was right, but he shouldn’t have left the pitch.”
"What am I supposed to do? Just stand there & let it go? That sets a bad culture. We need this to stop"
- Sulley Muntari pic.twitter.com/mX9QMq6yFM
Muntari was at AC Milan when former teammate Kevin-Prince Boateng angrily walked off the pitch while being targeted with racist abuse during a friendly with lower league side Pro Patria in January 2013.
It prompted a wave of support on social media, although football’s ruling body Fifa, while applauding Boateng’s principles, said it did not condone his decision to walk off.