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Kick It Out wants racist Lukaku chants to stop

DISCRIMINATED: Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal against Everton (Photo credit: REUTERS)

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club's fans singing a "racist" chant about Romelu Lukaku, the BBC reports.

It says the lyrics, about the size of the Belgium striker's penis, are "offensive and discriminatory".

"Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player," said Kick It Out.

The anti-discriminatory organisation said it was "aware of footage of alleged racist chanting by supporters of Manchester United that emerged on Wednesday 13 September" and said: "We have contacted Manchester United regarding the issue and will be working closely with them and the Football Association to ensure that it is addressed swiftly."

"If we receive any reports relating to the discriminatory chant, those will be passed on to the governing body and the perpetrators can expect to face punishment."

The Old Trafford club are also waiting to learn whether the chant is regarded as racist for criminal purposes and is therefore actionable.

"It's a cheap and insulting stereotype that has no place in this day and age," United fan Scott Patterson wrote in a post on The Republik of Mancunia.

Lukaku joined United for an initial £75m from Everton during the summer in a deal that could rise to £90m.

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