Calls For Lukaku To Be Banned For What He Did To Brighton Player
Plenty of fans hold the opinion that Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku should be hit with a three-match ban for what he did to Brighton player Gaeten Bong in the 1-0 at Old Trafford yesterday.
The Belgian striker, a £75 million summer signing from Everton, twice kicked out at the Cameroonian in the box as Ashley Young's strike deflected off Lewis Dunk into the visitors' goal.
The off-the ball incident was not spotted by the referee, not was is highlighted on Match of the Day later that evening.
Lukaku took two swipes at the Brighton full-back and could be in a spot of bother:
But social media was well aware of Lukaku's petulant act of lashing out, and there have been a flurry of reactions to it:
Romelu Lukaku's 'clash' with Brighton's Gaetan Bong was missed by officials on Saturday - but he could still be punished. If ref Neil Swarbrick confirms that he did not see the incident in his post-match report, the FA could still review and hand Lukaku a retrospective ban #mufc- Ciaran Kelly (@MENCKelly) November 26, 2017
Lukaku escaping a ban for lockout out twice at a player off the ball is actually a disgrace.- M (@ChelseaGunman) November 26, 2017
Lukaku must get a ban there for kicking out- Daniel Curry (@cuzza09) November 26, 2017
Just seen Lukaku kicking the Brighton player in the balls. Should be a 5 match ban that.- Ryan :bee: (@Ryan_EFC1878) November 26, 2017
@GaryLineker any reason why nobody has bothered the mention lukaku's kick at a Brighton player just before the goal. Afraid he'll get a 3 match ban.- Daniel (@Daniel14600935) November 26, 2017
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lukaku will obviously get a ban, hopefully martial gets some minutes up front- Chris (@MartialXI) November 25, 2017
That Lukaku will get 3 games ban for that kick for me..- ian barton (@bourneblue) November 26, 2017
No doubt Lukaku will get a two match ban for violent conduct by the @FA review panel.- TX Bill (@GOT_TXBill) November 25, 2017
Yup, Lukaku definitely getting a ban- Ayman (@aymanhilal5) November 26, 2017
Fully expecting Lukaku to get a retrospective ban for that kick out. Minimum 3 games. He's a professional footballer, not a child down park throwing his toys out the pram. #MUFC #Unacceptable #ViolentConduct- Nicholas Nicolaides (@Nick_Nicolaides) November 25, 2017
Lukaku getting a 3 match ban for that. Was never a corner in a million years either.- weejh (@woosweejh76) November 25, 2017
That's a Lukaku 3 game ban ♂️- Paddy Mc (@PaddyMcElevey) November 25, 2017
3 match ban for Lukaku surely. It would 6 if still played for us- Peter McCann (@stockporttoffee) November 26, 2017
Lukaku has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Manchester United, but has cut a frustrated figure of late - managing just one goal in his last eight appearances.