VIDEO: Romelu Lukaku responds to racist abuse at Cagliari
Romelu Lukaku has released a statement after he was subjected to racist abuse by so-called soccer fans at Cagliari.
Lukaku, 26, scored a penalty kick as Inter Milan won 2-1 on Sunday and remained top of the Serie A table.
Videos have emerged of fans directing monkey chants at Lukaku from behind the goal where he scored.
Cagliari fans previously hurled racist abuse at former Juventus striker Moise Kean, and following on from the racist abuse of Tammy Abraham, Paul Pogba and Kurt Zouma on social media, this horrendous situation continues.
As for Lukaku, the Belgium national team star had the following to say in a social media post on Monday as he bravely addressed the situation head on.
“Many players in the last month have suffered from racial abuse. I did yesterday too. Football is a game to be enjoyed be everyone and we shouldn’t accept any form of discrimination that will put our game in shame. I hope the football federations all over the world react strongly on all cases of discrimination.
“Social media platforms need to work better as well with football clubs because everyday you see at least a racist comment under a post of a person of color. We’ve been saying it for years and still no action. Ladies and gentleman, it is 2019. Instead of going forward we’re going backwards and I think as players we need to unify and make a statement on this matter to keep this game clean and enjoyable for everyone.”