Defender walked off in protest during Trofeo Tim match on Tuesday night.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has slammed the “outrageous” racist chants directed at Kevin Constant, but reminded the players that there are rules to be followed.
The left-back exited the game against Sassuolo on Tuesday night, after kicking the ball in the direction of the perpetrators who directed the insults at him.
Constant proceeded to walk off the pitch as Daniele Bonera attempted to persuade him to remain, but ultimately the star was replaced and took his place on the bench.
However, after Kevin-Prince Boateng was applauded for following a similar action back in January during a friendly against Pro Patria, Galliani has warned his players that despite the insults, there are rules in football which maintain that it is still the referee’s decision on whether or not a player can leave the pitch.
“Racist chants are outrageous, but, with all the solidarity of this world to the player, there are rules in football,” the Vice-President told Sky Sport Italia as reported by Football Italia.
“If there are chants then you inform the referee, he then tells the fourth official who advises the police authorities.
“Once they are informed then it will be up to them whether to stop the game or not. I’ve said if before and I’ll say it again, you don’t walk off the pitch,” he concluded.
It is understood that UEFA rules suggest that if a club take matters into their own hands and decide to leave the field of play, they then run the risk of forfeiting the game.
Given this was merely a friendly match the rules were not applied, but it is clear that Galliani has recommended notifying the officials immediately for them to in turn take care of the situation.