Investigation opens regarding racial abuse against Romelu Lukaku during Napoli game

Investigations have opened regarding Romelu Lukaku being potentially racially abused by some Napoli fans during Inter’s 1-0 win over the Nerazzurri on Wednesday evening.

Lukaku was not on the scoresheet against the Partenopei but he had a good game, as Edin Dzeko’s goal took the Nerazzurri to within eight points of the top of the Serie A table.

Through an official press release, Sports Judge Gerardo Mastrandrea has requested further information from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office regarding racial abuse against the Belgian striker by a certain section of Partenopei fans at the San Siro.

The statement says (via FCInter1908): “The Sports Judge, having read the report of the collaborators of the federal prosecutor’s office, deems it necessary for the same federal prosecutor’s office to specify, after further consultation if necessary, with those responsible for public order, as to whether the supporters of the Napoli club positioned in the ‘terza anello blu’ sector, made chants of racial discrimination against Romelu Lukaku of Inter.”

This could potentially be the second instance of racism in a single gameweek in Serie A, as a certain section of Lazio fans had racially abused Samuel Umtiti and Lameck Banda during the Biancocelesti’s loss ot Lecce on Wednesday. Gianni Infantino has come out in support of both the players, as the game was stopped multiple times because of the racial abuse hurled at the two players.


Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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