Romelu Lukaku abused after scoring


Romelu Lukaku was racially abused by Juventus fans after scoring a late penalty for Inter Milan before being sent off in the Coppa Italia draw.

Lukaku was shown a second yellow card for celebrating in front of the home fans after his 95th-minute spot-kick.

Michael Yormark, president of Lukaku’s representatives Roc Nation Sports International, said the abuse was “beyond despicable”.


Juventus said they would work with police to identify those responsible.

A statement read: “Juventus Football Club, as always, are collaborating with the police to identify those responsible for the racist gestures and chants which took place last night.”

Scuffles broke out between players from both sides after Lukaku’s equaliser.


Inter captain Samir Handanovic and midfielder Juan Cuadrado were shown red cards after the final whistle, with the fracas continuing down the tunnel.

“Tonight’s racist remarks made towards Romelu Lukaku by Juventus fans in Turin were beyond despicable and cannot be accepted,” Yormark said in a statement..

“Romelu scored a penalty late in the game. Before, during and after the penalty, he was subjected to hostile and disgusting racist abuse.

“Romelu celebrated in the same manner he has previously celebrated goals. The referee’s response was to award a yellow card to Romelu.

“Romelu deserves an apology from Juventus and I expect the league to condemn the behaviour of this group of Juventus supporters immediately”. —BBC

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