Manchester United urged to ban chant about Romelu Lukaku

Ruben Hill
September 19, 2017

The specter of supposedly "ironic" derogatory chanting by Premier League supporters has already raised its head earlier this month, when Chelsea condemned as "unacceptable" anti-Semitic chants from its supporters during the victory against Leicester at the King Power Stadium, aimed at the large Jewish fanbase of rival club Tottenham Hotspur.

"Kick It Out is aware of the footage of the alleged racist chanting by supporters of Manchester United that emerged on Wednesday evening [13 September],"a statement from a spokesman for the organisation read, as quoted by The Times". United are understood to be in dialogue with Kick It Out, while The Independent says that United are are seeking advice in regards to the issue and the action to take.

"We have contacted Manchester United and will be working closely with them and the FA to ensure that the issue is addressed swiftly. Manchester United has a zero tolerance towards all forms of discrimination".

Lukaku joined United for an initial £75m from Everton during the summer in a deal that could rise to £90m.

"The perpetrators can expect to face punishment".

In it, described the song as "drivel that belongs in the 1980s".

United have confirmed they will liaise with Kick It Out on the matter.

The kick it out campaign, which campaigns to rid the game of football from racism, has complained to the Premier League giants regarding the song which has been heard about new signing, Romelu Lukaku. The Spain global asked fans not to sing a chant that he felt was racially abusive, and the club issued a statement earlier this month to confirm that anyone found singing the chant at Stamford Bridge will be prosecuted. There is no grey area.

"We must be clear on this because it has to stop".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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