Romelu Lukaku Suffers Disgusting Racist Abuse From Cagliari Fans During Inter Win
Romelu Lukaku was subjected to horrid racist abuse from Cagliari fans after his penalty for Inter gave Antonio Conte's side all three points.
The Inter summer signing had the chance to put his side 2-1 up from the penalty spot after Fabio Pisacane fouled Stefano Sensi and the Belgian was met with monkey chants as he stepped up, which only intensified after scoring.
Unfortunately it is not the first time that Cagliari fans have directed racist abuse at an opposition player and earlier this year Moise Kean was subjected to similar.
Playing for Juventus the striker scored to put his team 2-0 up in April and reacted by celebrating in front of the fans that had been directing their vile abuse at him all game.
Lukaku similarly gave the Cagliari faithful a stare before teammate Milan Skriniar told the fans to 'shush' during celebrations for the goal that gave Inter all three points.
Oct 2010: Eto'o responded to racist chants from Cagliari fans by scoring in Inter's 1-0 win.- Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) September 1, 2019
Apr 2017: Cagliari fans racially abused Muntari
Jan 2018: Matuidi abused in Cagliari.
Apr 2019: Cagliari fans racially abused Moise Kean.
Sep 2019: Lukaku racially abused in Cagliari. pic.twitter.com/5nNLQVacR0
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The fans of the home team rightly came in for a lot of criticism last season for the Kean incident and Serie A referred to their actions as 'reprehensible' but chose not to sanction the club or its fans in any way.
Serie A took no action for the previous situations either and in 2017 Sulley Muntari was punished by the league for walking off the pitch after he suffered abuse at the hands of the fans.
In the Premier League in recent weeks there has been increased issues with racism. Whilst there has been no reports of it on the pitch several players have been subjected to it on social media.
Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba were both the centre of vile abuse on Twitter after missing penalties in matches for Manchester United and Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma were subjected to it after mistakes in recent games for Chelsea.
It's about time authorities did more to combat what's going on. Whether it's Serie A, the club or Twitter something needs to be done to stop this vile abuse.
Topics: Paul Pogba, Football News, Kick It Out, Kurt Zouma, Serie A, Italian Football, Romelu Lukaku, Everton, Marcus Rashford, Moise Kean, Juventus, Tammy Abraham, Inter, Italy, Raheem Sterling, Cagliari, Inter Milan