News, Culture & Society

Slavia Prague demand apology from Romelu Lukaku after Inter Milan accused fans of racist chanting

Slavia Prague demand apology from Romelu Lukaku after Inter Milan accused Czech fans of racist chanting during Champions League group stage encounter

  • Slavia Prague have released a statement after Romelu Lukaku to apologise
  • The Inter star said he heard racist chanting at the Eden Arena on Wednesday 
  • Lukaku insists songs could be heard after team-mate Lautaro Martinez scored
  • The Czech club insist there is no evidence to support Lukaku’s claims

Slavia Prague have asked Romelu Lukaku to apologise after he accused the club’s supporters of racist chanting during the Champions League group stage clash with Inter Milan. 

The Belgian striker scored Inter’s second goal in their 3-1 win at the Eden Arena, and he claimed discriminatory songs could be heard during the game.   

He told reporters: ‘After Lautaro’s goal chants came from all over the stadium, UEFA must intervene, so it is not acceptable.’

Slavia Prague have asked Romelu Lukaku to apologise after he accused fans of racist chanting

Lautaro Martinez scored twice during Inter’s Group F victory, but Lukaku did not specify which goal had led to the foul chants. 

The Czech club have today released a statement which reads: ‘We totally reject the accusation regarding any racial chorus from the entire stadium. 

‘We have re-analyzed the videos available and nothing confirms Lukaku’s statement. 

‘Just as we apologize for the behavior of individuals, it would be appropriate for Lukaku to apologize for his words.’ 

According to Italian outlet Gazzetta, UEFA itself did not consider it appropriate to open an inquiry into the matter as referee Szymon Marciniak did document any racist chanting in his match report.

Lukaku claimed racist chants could be heard after team-mate Lautaro Martinez scored

Lukaku claimed racist chants could be heard after team-mate Lautaro Martinez scored

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.