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  • Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans “meant well with their songs” but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called “racist”.The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans’ favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis – a song the striker hopes will stop.Romelu: "Great backing since I joined #MUFC. Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #RespectEachOther"— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2017The song, using a stereotype about black men, led anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to call for action against the “racist” chant.United contacted relevant bodies to see whether the song could be categorised as racism by the letter of the law, while saying in a statement they have a “z..

    Romelu Lukaku: United fans meant well but let’s move on from chant

    Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans “meant well with their songs” but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called “racist”.The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans’ favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis – a song the striker hopes will stop.Romelu: "Great backing since I joined #MUFC. Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #RespectEachOther"— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2017The song, using a stereotype about black men, led anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to call for action against the “racist” chant.United contacted relevant bodies to see whether the song could be categorised as racism by the letter of the law, while saying in a statement they have a “z..
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  • Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans “meant well with their songs” but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called “racist”.The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans’ favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis – a song the striker hopes will stop.Romelu: "Great backing since I joined #MUFC. Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #RespectEachOther"— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2017The song, using a stereotype about black men, led anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to call for action against the “racist” chant.United contacted relevant bodies to see whether the song could be categorised as racism by the letter of the law, while saying in a statement they have a “z..

    Romelu Lukaku: United fans meant well but let’s move on from chant

    Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans “meant well with their songs” but hopes everyone can move on from chanting Kick It Out called “racist”.The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans’ favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis – a song the striker hopes will stop.Romelu: "Great backing since I joined #MUFC. Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #RespectEachOther"— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2017The song, using a stereotype about black men, led anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to call for action against the “racist” chant.United contacted relevant bodies to see whether the song could be categorised as racism by the letter of the law, while saying in a statement they have a “z..
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  • Kick It Out has called for Manchester United fans to stop a "racist" chant about striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old arrived from Everton in the summer in a deal that could reach £90million and has quickly become a popular figure among supporters, netting seven goals in as many games. Lukaku already has a chant in his honour but the song, to the tune of Stone Roses' Made of Stone, references the size of his penis, using a stereotype about black men that has led Kick It Out to call for action. A spokesperson from the anti-discrimination body said: "Kick It Out is aware of footage of alleged racist chanting by supporters of Manchester United that emerged on Wednesday evening (13 September). "The lyrics used in the chant are offensive and discriminatory. Racist stereotypes are never acceptable in football or wider society, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player. "We have contacted Manchester United regarding the issue and will be working closely with..

    Kick It Out urge Manchester United fans to drop ‘racist’ Romelu Lukaku chant

    Kick It Out has called for Manchester United fans to stop a "racist" chant about striker Romelu Lukaku. The 24-year-old arrived from Everton in the summer in a deal that could reach £90million and has quickly become a popular figure among supporters, netting seven goals in as many games. Lukaku already has a chant in his honour but the song, to the tune of Stone Roses' Made of Stone, references the size of his penis, using a stereotype about black men that has led Kick It Out to call for action. A spokesperson from the anti-discrimination body said: "Kick It Out is aware of footage of alleged racist chanting by supporters of Manchester United that emerged on Wednesday evening (13 September). "The lyrics used in the chant are offensive and discriminatory. Racist stereotypes are never acceptable in football or wider society, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player. "We have contacted Manchester United regarding the issue and will be working closely with..
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  • Romelu Lukaku upstaged Wayne Rooney on his Old Trafford return as Manchester United produced a late flurry to thrash Everton 4-0. Rooney, United's record goalscorer, was the centre of attention on Sunday as he faced his old team for the first time since his summer move back to his boyhood club.But the 31-year-old - playing the day before he was due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on a drink driving charge - could not rescue Everton after falling behind to a stunning early Antonio Valencia strike.After a typically whole-hearted display, Rooney was substituted on 82 minutes and could only watch as Everton capitulated in a frantic closing period.Lukuku, the villain for away fans after swapping Goodison Park for United in a £75million summer deal, grabbed the limelight by setting up Henrikh Mkhitaryan and then scoring himself.The Belgian, guilty of a glaring miss in the first half, celebrated his contributions in front of the visiting supporters by putting a finge..

    Lukaku wins battle of the old boys at Old Trafford

    Romelu Lukaku upstaged Wayne Rooney on his Old Trafford return as Manchester United produced a late flurry to thrash Everton 4-0. Rooney, United's record goalscorer, was the centre of attention on Sunday as he faced his old team for the first time since his summer move back to his boyhood club.But the 31-year-old - playing the day before he was due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on a drink driving charge - could not rescue Everton after falling behind to a stunning early Antonio Valencia strike.After a typically whole-hearted display, Rooney was substituted on 82 minutes and could only watch as Everton capitulated in a frantic closing period.Lukuku, the villain for away fans after swapping Goodison Park for United in a £75million summer deal, grabbed the limelight by setting up Henrikh Mkhitaryan and then scoring himself.The Belgian, guilty of a glaring miss in the first half, celebrated his contributions in front of the visiting supporters by putting a finge..
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  • Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are around £100million better off for wrapping up moves for Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic before Neymar's world-record move to Paris St Germain changed the landscape forever.There was a fair bit of hand-wringing from Premier League rivals when United agreed to bring Paul Pogba back from Juventus in the most expensive transfer of all-time.Just a year on, the deal worth up to 110million euros (£93.25million) pales into insignificance compared to the 222million euros (£200.6million) forked out by free-spending PSG to secure Barcelona's Brazilian star Neymar.Senior figures at United had long spoken about their expectation of the summer transfer market being crazy and Mourinho praised executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for making key additions before it fully took grip."I think we were very clever," Mourinho told The Times. "We thought that something could happen that could change the market forever."Normally the last part of the ma..

    Mourinho hails transfer market saving on Lukaku and Matic deals

    Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are around £100million better off for wrapping up moves for Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic before Neymar's world-record move to Paris St Germain changed the landscape forever.There was a fair bit of hand-wringing from Premier League rivals when United agreed to bring Paul Pogba back from Juventus in the most expensive transfer of all-time.Just a year on, the deal worth up to 110million euros (£93.25million) pales into insignificance compared to the 222million euros (£200.6million) forked out by free-spending PSG to secure Barcelona's Brazilian star Neymar.Senior figures at United had long spoken about their expectation of the summer transfer market being crazy and Mourinho praised executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for making key additions before it fully took grip."I think we were very clever," Mourinho told The Times. "We thought that something could happen that could change the market forever."Normally the last part of the ma..
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