AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng, left, was racially abused

AC Milan forward Kevin-Prince Boateng invited to UN event

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Michael Appleton

Blackburn announce Michael Appleton as new manager

Appleton only took charge of Blackpool two months ago

Michael Appleton

Blackpool manager Michael Appleton to begin talks with Blackburn

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Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (left) and Kevin Constant wear anti-racism shirts before their game against Siena yesterday

Italian politician among those questioned over Kevin-Prince Boateng abuse

AC Milan midfielder walked off following abuse

Walk-off part: An angry Kevin-Prince Boateng of Milan (right) leaves the field in response to the racist abuse

Silvio Berlusconi reacts angrily to Sepp Blatter's comments about Kevin-Prince Boateng

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Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (left) and Kevin Constant wear anti-racism shirts before their game against Siena yesterday

Sepp Blatter: Kevin-Prince Boateng is 'running away' from racism

Fifa president claims AC Milan midfielder was wrong to walk off field in protest against fans

Sepp Blatter disagrees with Kevin-Prince Boateng's actions over racist abuse

The FIFA president believes the midfielder acted wrongly in the face of racist chanting

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Despite scoring over 100 goals during his time at Manchester United, Ronaldo would score only the one hat-trick. It came against Newcastle in the Premier League. Ronaldo scored from a wonderful flowing move and book-ended the hat-trick with a free-kick and a lucky deflection.
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Despite scoring over 100 goals during his time at Manchester United, Ronaldo would score only the one hat-trick. It came against Newcastle in the Premier League. Ronaldo scored from a wonderful flowing move and book-ended the hat-trick with a free-kick and a lucky deflection.

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