Racism is the most common form of discrimination in football - Lukaku, its latest victim, urges players to unify

3 September 2019

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Photo: Getty Images "Many players in the last month have suffered from racial abuse… I did yesterday too [sic]," Romelu Lukaku wrote in a statement published on Instagram following Inter's match against Cagliari .

In order to combat racism in football, Romelu Lukaku urges players to unify and make a statement to keep the game clean.

Lukaku took to Instagram to communicate his message following an incident where he was on the victim's end.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

This weekend, the former Manchester United player Romelu Lukaku became the latest in a long line of footballers who are victims of racial abuse.

During a match against Cagliari in the Serie A, so-called "monkey chants" had been directed at the Inter player. When Lukaku scored on a penalty towards the end of the match, he stood and stared in the direction of the fans who had uttered the chants.

"Many players in the last month have suffered from racial abuse… I did yesterday too [sic]," Lukaku wrote in a statement published on Instagram.

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