Romelu Lukaku Asks Manchester United Fans to 'Move On' from Chant

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2017

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on September 17, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the racial chant the fans have used to support him, asking the supporters to "move on" and not use it anymore.

The club shared his comments on the chant:

As reported by Paul Hirst of the Times, the song featured lyrics referencing the size of Lukaku's manhood and enforced "the stereotype that black men are better endowed than others."

The anti-discrimination group Kick It Out asked the club to ban the chant, but a section of fans maintained the chant was not offensive or racist as it referenced a positive stereotype.

It's the second time this month a Premier League player has asked fans not to support him with an offensive chant, as Chelsea's Alvaro Morata took to social media to address issues with an anti-semitic song referencing Tottenham Hotspur.

Related

    Barcelona Destroy Sevilla in Copa del Rey Final

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Barcelona Destroy Sevilla in Copa del Rey Final

    James Dudko
    via Bleacher Report

    Man Utd Beat Spurs to Reach FA Cup Final

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Man Utd Beat Spurs to Reach FA Cup Final

    Tom Sunderland
    via Bleacher Report

    It All Started So Well for Spurs and Dele Alli

    World Football logo
    World Football

    It All Started So Well for Spurs and Dele Alli

    Streamable
    via Streamable

    Not Every Spurs Defeat Is a Bottle Job. This Was

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Not Every Spurs Defeat Is a Bottle Job. This Was

    Jack Pitt-Brooke
    via The Independent