Monday September 2 2019
Lukaku: We're going backwards

Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has warned that ‘it’s 2019 and we’re going backwards’ after being racially abused by Cagliari fans last night.

Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants as he went up to score the winning penalty during Inter’s 2-1 victory over Cagliari, and the former Manchester United hitman has now spoken.

“Many players in the last month have suffered from racial abuse,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I did yesterday too. Football is a game to be enjoyed by everyone and we shouldn’t accept any form of discrimination that will put out game in shame.

“I hope the football federations all over the world react strongly on all cases of discrimination!!

“Social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) need to work better as well as with football clubs because every day you see at least a racist comment under a post of a person of colour.

“We’ve been saying it for years and still no action... Ladies and gentlemen it’s 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.”

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