Romelu Lukaku has been the subject of a cringe-worthy new chant originated by some Manchester United fans that references a racial stereotype. Via the club, Lukaku has now politely asked the fans to find another way to show their support.
It shouldn’t have needed to be settled any further, but that should put it to be bed. Some fans, of course, have responded in exactly the manner you’d expect.
so he basically loves it but the club dont, so they tell him to get the fans stop with the chants— . (@Samyordan) September 21, 2017
“Has anyone even asked Lukaku what he thinks?!”
Lukaku: Let’s not sing that anymore.
“Not buying it, sorry.”
Haha bit of banter and people go nuts chill all people.— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale22) September 21, 2017
Anti-racism football body: Stop singing the song. Many black fans: Stop singing the song. Club: Stop signing the song. Player: Stop singing the song.
Man on Twitter: “I just don’t see the issue here.”
We've been singing a song about park eating dogs for 10 years but this is how you handle a song about a 2 foot male appendage? Embarrassing.— Richard Capes (@WaveyCapes) September 21, 2017
“We’ve been really racist before. This is only a bit racist. No fair!”
WE SING WHAT WE WANT. WERE MANCHESTER UNITED. WE SING WHAT WE WANT— Tylèr (@Tyler_J_White) September 21, 2017
“I never actually cared about his feelings anyway.”