Romelu Lukaku: Inter Milan striker says football is going backwards on racism

Romelu Lukaku has demanded immediate further action be required to tackle racism in football and says”we are going backwards” with the matter.
The striker was exposed throughout Inter Milan’s 2-1 Serie A win over Cagliari on Sunday.
Even the chants can be heard before and after the striker scored a penalty to win the match before he appeared towards the Cagliari fans.
Moise Kean, Blaise Matuidi and Sulley Muntari have suffered similar abuse when playing against the Sardinian club.
Cagliari escaped punishment following the abuse to Kean following the Italian Football Federation dominated the chants had”restricted importance and perception”.
“Many gamers in the last month have suffered from racial abuse. I’d yesterday too,” Lukaku stated in an Instagram article on Monday.
“Football is a sport to be loved by everybody and we should not accept any kind of discrimination that will set our game .
“I hope the soccer federations all around the world react strongly on most cases of discrimination!
“Social networking platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) need to work as well with soccer clubs because every day you visit no less than a racist comment under a post of a person of color.
“We’ve been saying it for decades and no action.
“Ladies and gentlemen it’s 2019. Rather than going forward we’re going backwards and I believe as players we need [to] merge and make a statement with this issue to keep this game clean and enjoyable for everyone.”
In response to the racist chanting, an announcement published by Cagliari read:”Cagliari Calcio firmly simplifies what happened Sunday night in the Sardegna Arena throughout the match versus Inter Milan.
“The Club underlines – once more – its intent to identify, isolate and prohibit those ignorant individuals whose shameful actions and behaviors are completely against these values which Cagliari Calcio strongly promotes in all their efforts. Each and every day.
“Cagliari vs Inter Milan was the ideal occasion to appreciate and enjoy positive cheer, never addressed against anybodyin fact within our”Curva Futura” – the very first dedicated sector in Italy constructed to host children – both Inter Milan and Cagliari supporters enjoyed a beautiful evening together in the title of the passion for soccer.
“Cagliari Calcio doesn’t need to underplay what happened last night, supports the respectable moral values of its people from all the stadium segments, but firmly rejects the eccentric bill and absurd stereotypes addressed Cagliari fans and the majority of people, which are absolutely unacceptable.
“Full solidarity into Romelu Lukaku and even more profound commitment toward annihilating among the worst plagues that affects soccer and our world generally.
“But as we’re aware that technology is inadequate, we think our dedication requires a true support from the remainder of the football stakeholders: starting from all the true fans, to all the stewards in the stands, from security and police agents, passing into media and as well during Lega Serie A and FIGC.
“Cagliari Calcio is requesting you all a solid assistance to win a battle which involves everybody. No one ”
Inter manager Antonio Conte said following the game:”I really did not hear anything from the seat. But, it is true that in general in Italy more education is required.”
The former Chelsea head coach added:”I also have heard [Carlo] Ancelotti complain about the continuous insults obtained on certain pitches. When you are overseas there is more regard, the fans think only of supporting their team.”

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