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Michael Appleton

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

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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

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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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