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Romelu Lukaku Blasts The Belgian League After Racist Abuse Directed At Vincent Kompany

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Romelu Lukaku Blasts The Belgian League After Racist Abuse Directed At Vincent Kompany

Vincent Kompany was subjected to vile racist abuse as he took charge of Anderlecht in their 2-2 draw with Club Brugge on Sunday.

The former Manchester City captain delivered a damning indictment on the state of racism in the country by revealing that his members of staff and players were also targeted.

There is understandably a tremendous amount of anger at the relative inaction to combat what is now a widespread problem across our game, and Kompany's compatriot, Romelu Lukaku, came out in support of Kompany.

Chelsea's striker took to Instagram and blasted the Belgian Pro League for their inaction in tackling the issue, and said: "@proleague I hope you will take action now. An icon like Vincent Kompany being scolded for his dark skin... enough is enough. Fuck you and your hashtags. Take some real action."

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Lukaku has repeatedly spoken out against racism in his career, and been subjected to racist abuse himself on numerous occasions.

Monkey chants have previously been directed at the Belgian forward after he scored for Inter Milan against Cagliari, amid a raft of unsavoury abuse that has been directed at black players in recent years.

Kompany also expressed his outrage at the racist abuse he received on Sunday, and said: "I leave this match disgusted. My staff and I were insulted during the whole game. Racist insults that were aimed at the players too," he told television broadcaster Eleven after the game.

"The day ends badly. I'm going to get together with my staff and the people who matter to me. We should not still have to go through this."

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The 35-year-old took charge of Anderlecht in August 2020, after spending a season at Lotto Park as a player-coach before announcing his retirement.

Sunday's 2-2 draw with Brugge leaves his side fourth in the table with 35 points from 20 games played.

Topics: Club Brugge, Romelu Lukaku, Anderlecht, Vincent Kompany

James Hilsum
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