Kevin-Prince Boateng will be awarded the prestigious 1Live Krone 2017 award in honour of his fight against racism.
The 30-year-old has always stood up against racism throughout his career. On one occasion, while playing for Milan, the former Ghana international left the pitch after hearing racist chants from the stands. The match was later cancelled.
“Being honoured means people are listening and there are still many who care about that,” Boateng said after winning the nomination. “I am pleased to accept the award and continue the fight.”
In February 2013, Boateng was appointed as the first global ambassador for the FIFA anti-discrimination task force, to fight against racism. In the following month, Boateng was appointed as the United Nations (UN) ambassador for anti-racism.