Manchester United have warned supporters they face potential action if they continue to sing a racist chant about striker Romelu Lukaku.
Manchester United have come under pressure from anti-discrimination group Kick It Out, who have condemned the chant as “offensive and discriminatory,” per Paul Hirst of The Times.
Kick it Out called for fans singing the chant to be punished and the club to “ensure that the issue is addressed swiftly,” per Hirst.
Fans where found singing racist song during the club’s 3-0 home win over Basel in the UEFA Champions League last week has been shared on social media.
The Red Davils have vowed to take action against “offensive behaviour” in the wake of a new chant being sung about Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford, contacted by anti-racism organisation Kick It Out regarding the song, which references the size of the Belgian striker’s manhood.
Various United supporters’ groups and websites have called for the song to be consigned to history, and United on Wednesday issued a statement via their official Twitter account. said, “We remind fans of our commitment to ensuring Old Trafford remains inclusive for all. Action will be taken against any offensive behaviour.”
Per Warren Haughton of The Sun, a section of Manchester United supporters have said the song is not racist and that they will continue to sing it.