Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lukaku Has His Say on THAT Fan Chant

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Lukaku Has His Say on THAT Fan Chant

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ROMELU Lukaku has called for United fans to 'move on together' amid the controversy over his new terrace chant.

Fans have created a song for the Belgian striker, which has been widely condemned as having racist connotations.

The 20-word chant, which is sung to the tune of the Stone Roses' Made of Stone, was given its first airing in United's 3-0 win against Basel last week. The second line hails Lukaku as 'our Belgium scoring genius' but the rest of the chant crudely makes reference to the 24-year-old's manhood.

Kick It Out, football's equality organisation, has urged United to ensure the matter is 'addressed swiftly'.

Lukaku has now addressed the issue of the chant, saying: "Great backing since I joined United. Fans have meant well with their songs but let's move on together. …

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