Inter striker Romelu Lukaku has hit out after the racist abuse that he received from some Juventus fans towards the end of yesterday evening’s Coppa Italia semifinal first leg against the Bianconeri.

Writing in a message posted on his Instagram account, the 29-year-old Belgian international rued the fact that these scandalous scenes still exist in football and expressed the hope that this incident is dealt with properly by the authorities.

Lukaku was the subject of racist “monkey” chants and other racist insults hurled by some Juventus fans behind the goal before, during, and after his goal celebration of a late equalizer in yesterday evening’s Coppa Italia clash.

Video has emerged of the scandalous chants aimed at the Belgian.

The end to the match had already been a chaotic one as Lukaku was controversially sent off after receiving a second yellow for his celebration, and then things descended into a brawl between both sets of player.

However, the scandalous treatment received by the Inter striker added a further layer to the chaos, and is something indefensible in football.

Already the incident has been condemned by Inter in an official statement, whilst Roc Nation, who represent the Belgian, have also condemned the racist abuse.

Now, the player concerned has also weighed in to express his feelings regarding the scandalous treatment that he was on the end of.

As the 29-year-old notes, this is not the first time in his career that he has been at the centre of an incident of this nature, and he wants action to be taken going forward.

He writes that “History repeats itself.”

“Been through it in 2019.. and 2023 again..”

“I hope the league really take actions for real this time because this beautiful game should be enjoyed by everyone…”

“Thank you for the supportive message”

“F*ck racism.”