AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng lead his team off the pitch in protest after being the subject of racist abuse in a friendly with fourth division side Pro Patria earlier today. 

The match was abandoned after 26 minutes when Boateng reacted to the taunts by picking up the ball and smashing it towards the section of Pro Patria supporters who were making the offensive noises. The Ghanaian then proceeded to remove his jersey and leave the field despite attempts from Pro Patria's players to calm him down. 

Prior to Boateng taking matters into his own hands, the Pro Patria players had twice asked their fans to stop and there had also be an appeal made by the public address announcer as Milan players Sulley Muntari, Urby Emanuelson and M'Baye Niang were also subjected to the abuse. 

Boateng later tweeted: "Shame that these things still happen... #StopRacismforever"

Milan's coach, Massimiliano Allegri, commented: "We are disappointed and saddened by what has happened.

"Milan play for the right to respect all players. We need to stop these uncivilized gestures.

"We promise to return, and we are sorry for the club and players of Pro Patria, but we could not make any other decision. 

"I hope it can be an important signal."

The Italian FA have announced an immediate inquiry.