Monday September 16 2019
Pundit dropped for Lukaku racism

A pundit has been dropped by an Italian football channel after he claimed the only way to stop Romelu Lukaku was by “throwing him 10 bananas to eat.”

Luciano Passirani made the racist remark on Top Calcio 24 when he was asked about Lukaku’s performance against Udinese after the Inter striker failed to score and was taken off midway through the second half.

“To stop him, you have to throw him 10 bananas to eat,” said Passirani.

That was followed by director Fabio Ravezzani confirming the veteran journalist would no longer appear on the channel.

It comes just weeks after the Belgian was subjected to monkey chants by Cagliari fans and on the same weekend that Verona were forced to deny their fans had racially abused Milan’s Franck Kessie.

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