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Romelu Lukaku: TV pundit suspended over comments on Inter Milan striker

during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 14, 2019 in Milan, Italy.
Image: An Italian TV pundit was suspended for his comments on Lukaku

A pundit on Italian TV was immediately suspended following racist comments he made on-air regarding Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.

TopCalcio24's Luciano Passirani was suspended shortly after making a comment directed at Lukaku on Sunday.

Speaking on the Qui Studio a Voi Stadio show, Passirani started off by saying, "I don't see any other player in Italy now like Lukaku. [...] I really like him," before adding, "the only way to stop him is to say, Here are ten bananas that you can eat."

Lukaku was targeted with monkey chants by Cagliari fans this month.

Serie A's disciplinary judge has not decided yet whether or not Cagliari should be punished.

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Roma striker Edin Dzeko says there is more racism in Italy that he had expected and has urged the football federation to take strong action.

Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Hellas Verona supporters aimed offensive chants at AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie during the first half of a 1-0 loss to Milan on Sunday night.

The Italian sports newspaper adds that the chants continued during half-time.

during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AC Milan at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on September 15, 2019 in Verona, Italy.
Image: Kessie was allegedly subjected to racist abuse during the first half of Milan's loss to Hellas Veronas

Kessie, an Ivory Coast international, was also subjected to racist chants by Inter Milan and Lazio fans last season.

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