Call to stop Lukaku chants

Doug Mendoza
September 23, 2017

Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans "meant well with their songs" but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called "racist".

As reported by Paul Hirst of the Times, the song featured lyrics referencing the size of Lukaku's manhood and enforced "the stereotype that black men are better endowed than others".

Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out have been vocal in its opposition to their use, labelling the songs "offensive and discriminatory", as well as racially insensitive.

Now, Lukaku himself has thanked the the fans for their support, but asked for them to move on from the situation and end the song and the following controversy.

UNITED fans have vowed to carry on singing their Romelu Lukaku song, despite allegations of racism.

"Kick It Out is aware of footage of alleged racist chanting by supporters of Manchester United that emerged on Wednesday", said a spokesman for the group.

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"Great backing since I joined #MUFC", Lukaku tweeted.

The French midfielder limped off in the first half of Manchester United's Champions League opener against Basel last week after suffering a hamstring strain.

"We have contacted Manchester United regarding the issue and will be working closely with them and the FA to ensure that it is addressed swiftly".

"I have seen a big difference in terms of his maturity when he comes to global camps", he said. "He was just starting to gather a bit of that but it's been taken away from him".

"From the young player I signed, it is the same goal scorer but with an incredible maturity".

"Fans have sung chants for years and far worse than that in my time, though I suppose a lot of them would have never been heard because of social media".

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