Italian journalist reveals ’embarrassing’ Lukaku incident got little coverage

first_img Gazzetta’s front page has a line about the racist incident Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Getty Images – Getty Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lukaku scored again for Inter, but the abuse from Cagliari’s fans took the shine off Inter’s win where the striker stared his abusers down deals targets Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:15Loaded: 13.07%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 2 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta OFF Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January rookie error Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship latest BIG PRESENTS UP TOP on target center_img LATEST What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti statement “I wasn’t on the ground, but it was quite embarrassing to hear, quite clearly, several racists chants – not from the entire ground – on the pitch side microphone,” Palmeri told talkSPORT, adding the incident received little coverage on Italy’s sports pages.Lukaku scored Inter’s winner from the spot in the 72nd minute and then glared at the home fans behind the goal at the Sardegna Arena, having seemingly been targeted by monkey chants.Moise Kean, now of Everton, was subjected to racist abuse when he played against Cagliari for Juventus last season, as was the France midfielder Blaise Matuidi, also playing for Juventus, the year before. Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more stalemate Ian Holloway reacts as Romelu Lukaku is racially abused in ItalyFormer Premier League manager Ian Holloway said it needs a collective effort from fans inside the stadium to combat racism in the stands.“It makes me really angry,” he told Laura Woods on the Breakfast show.“No player should ever have to deal with this. It needs everyone in the crowd to stand together to shame these people – even if it’s just one person.“My blood’s boiling. It’s all wrong.” 2 Embarrassing. That’s the view of Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri on Cagliari fans’ racist abuse of Romelu Lukaku.The Inter striker scored again for his new club – his second in as many games – to help his side to a 2-1 win away win in Sardinia. Afterwards, Lukaku tried to focus on the performance rather than Cagliari’s fans.“I’m very happy about these first two League victories and about tonight’s success,” he told Inter TV.“It was a tough match, we had to fight but that’s what we’ll have to do in every game, I’m happy for the team and for our fans.“To score wearing this shirt is a great feeling, I want to help the team even more, through assists too: the goal is to continue like this.” Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Cagliari escaped punishment after Kean was abused when the Italian Football Federation ruled the chants had ‘an objectively limited relevance’.“I think that in Italy we must improve a lot and be more educated and respectful towards those doing their job,” Inter manager Antonio Conte said afterwards.“In other countries you support the team; you don’t insult the opposition like this. There must be the maximum respect. Today I was treated well and wasn’t insulted, other times it hasn’t happened like that and it’s not nice.”last_img

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