Romelu Lukaku has once again requested that Manchester United fans cease to sing his ‘racist’ chant, expressing his opinion via agent Mino Raiola.
Man United fans chanted Lukaku’s song during the Reds’ 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday afternoon, despite the player having come out and asked them to stop.
After going against the player’s wishes, sections of United’s away support sang, ‘We’re Man United, we’ll sing what we want.’
“He would like this song to stop,” said Raiola. “They are talking more about the song than about his football. That’s his and my quote.”
The club itself released a statement following Saturday’s game, telling fans that they would be looking at CCTV footage of the away end to determine which fans were continuing to use the chant.
That angered much of United’s away support, many of whom had abided by Lukaku’s wishes to no longer use the chant.
The Kick It Out group deemed the chant ‘racist’ last week, for the racial stereotypes included in the chant.
However, it’s been a controversial issue within football, and United and the player would clearly prefer for it to no longer be a high-profile news story.
Raiola clearly states in his latest quotes that he and his client would like the song to stop. Lukaku scored his eighth goal in eight games for the club, including six Premier League goals in as many games, and the attention should be on that brilliant form rather than Lukaku’s race.