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Serie A Confirm Cagliari Will Not Face Punishment For The Racist Chanting Aimed At Romelu Lukaku

Serie A Confirm Cagliari Will Not Face Punishment For The Racist Chanting Aimed At Romelu Lukaku

Cagliari have avoided punishment for racially abusing Romelu Lukaku after fans aimed monkey chants at the Inter Milan striker during their Serie A fixture.

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Lukaku was subjected to vile racist abuse as he stepped up to take a penalty in their meeting on September 1.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The Italian football federation vowed to investigate the incident after the international break but the Giudice Sportivo panel have failed to take action against Cagliari, claiming the nature of the chants were not deemed to be "discriminatory".

The noises were not considered offensive in terms of "size and real perception" per the panel.

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This is the third time Cagliari have escaped punishment for racially abusing an opposing player in two years after they directed derogatory chants at Moise Kean and Blaise Matuidi

The club, though, did receive a €5,000 fine for throwing bottles on to the pitch and at stewards against Parma on September 15.

Lukaku has been the subject of more disgusting racist abuse, this time from a television pundit.

Speaking on TopCalcio24, Luciano Passirani said: "If you go one-on-one with him he will murder you. The only way to come up against him is maybe give him 10 bananas to eat..."

He has since been banned from appearing on the Italian television channel.

The problem runs deep in Italian football.

Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, Romelu Lukaku, Italy, Cagliari, Inter Milan

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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