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Romelu Lukaku racially abused in the Serie A

Archie Blade

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Romelu Lukaku racially abused in the Serie A while stepping up to take a penalty against Cagliari. This is not an isolated incident as Cagliari supporters are notorious for such chants.

Romelu Lukaku was subject to much mockery in the Premier League. His first touch and his body shape were topic of much discussion wherein the Belgian striker never came out looking good. However, this does not mean that he wasn’t prolific.

Lukaku is a world class striker who just did not fit Manchester United’s system. Therefore, he and the club decided to part ways and he moved to Inter Milan for greener pastures. However, the mockery hasn’t evaded him in the Serie A. He has now been subjected to a much worse form of abuse; Racism.

Romelu Lukaku scored in his first match for Inter during their 4-0 victory over Lecce in their opening game. The Belgian brute scored another in the 2-1 win against Cagliary. He was partnered by Lautaro Martinez who scored the opening goal in the 27th minute.

5 minutes into the second half and Cagliari equalized through Joao Pedro. It seemed that the points would be shared by both sides. However, Fabio Pisacane conceded a penalty in the 70th minute. Romelu Lukaku stepped up to take the penalty and that’s when the incident occurred.

Romelu Lukaku racially abused in the Serie A

Cagliari supporters attempted to derail Lukaku with Monkey Chants. However, the Belgian avoided the disgraceful distraction and coolly placed the ball behind the keeper to score the winning goal.

This is not an isolated incident and Cagliari is notorious for such behaviour. The same has happened with Moise Kean and Blaise Matuidi in the last two seasons before. It is high time the league does something about it. Nobody deserves to be victimised. Not the least while playing a sport they love the most.

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Archie Blade

Archie Blade


Archie is a WWE and UFC Editor/Author at the SportsRush. Like most combat sports enthusiasts, his passion for watching people fight began with WWE when he witnessed a young Brock Lesnar massacre Hulk Hogan back in 2002. This very passion soon branched out to boxing and mixed martial arts. Over the years he fell in love with the theatrics that preceded the bell and the poetic carnage that followed after. Each bruise a story to tell, each wound a song of struggle, his greatest desire is to be there to witness it all. His favorite wrestler is Shawn Michaels and he believes that GSP is the greatest to ever step foot inside the octagon. Apart from wrestling, he is also fond of poetry and music.

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