Man Utd fans urged to drop ‘racist’ Lukaku chant


British anti-discrimination group Kick It Out on
Tuesday called on Manchester United fans to
stop a “ racist” chant about striker Romelu
Lukaku.

The 24- year- old arrived from Everton in the
summer for a fee that could reach £ 90 million
($ 121 million, 101 million euros) and has
quickly become a popular figure among
supporters, netting seven goals in as many
games.

Lukaku already has a chant in his honour but
the song, to the tune of the Stone Roses’ “Made
of Stone” , refers to the size of his penis, using a
stereotype about black men that has led Kick It
Out to call for action.

“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.

“The lyrics used in the chant are offensive and
discriminatory. Racist stereotypes are never
acceptable in football or wider society ,
irrespective of any intention to show support
for a player.
“We have contacted Manchester United
regarding the issue and will be working closely
with them and the FA ( Football Association) to
ensure that it is addressed swiftly .”


A United spokesman said: “We are seeking
advice from the relevant bodies . Manchester
United has a zero -tolerance (approach)
towards all forms of discrimination .”

Scott Patterson, a season -ticket holder who
runs the The Republik of Mancunia blog, called
the chant “ drivel that belongs in the 1980 s ”.
“It ’s a cheap and insulting stereotype that has
no place in this day and age ,” he posted . 



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