Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola backed the decision by Boateng to walk off
the field, saying: "Maybe it was a good step to take.
Clarke Carlisle said he would want to walk off
the pitch if he received a torrent of racial abuse and he hoped his teammates would support him.
Earlier, shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander said players have the right to walk off
Hart's Manchester City team-mate, Mario Balotelli, recently claimed he would walk off
if he suffered racist abuse during Italy's Euro 2012 campaign.
After his decision to walk off
, Dawson blasted Lyle and said: "We do not approve.
Middlesbrough face conceding their Uefa Cup group match against Villarreal if they walk off
the pitch in reaction to racist chanting.
ENGLAND defender Rio Ferdinand would have been happy to walk off
the pitch and abandon Wednesday's friendly against Spain.
You need someone to tell you that you're about to walk off
rofessional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle had earlier urged England stars to walk off
the pitch if they are racially abused today in their opener against France.
The Frenchman has said that any players who walk off
the pitch during the tournament in protest at abuse from the stands will be booked.
UEFA have warned players they will be cautioned if they walk off
the pitch after being racially abused by fans at the Euro finals.
Hot-heat Balotelli last week threatened to walk off
midgame if he is subjected to racial abuse in Poland or Ukraine.