Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has hit out at racism in football following yesterday’s scandalous incident which saw Inter striker Romelu Lukaku on the end of racist chants from Juventus supporters.

Writing in a message on his Instagram story, via FCInterNews, the 24-year-old French international lamented the fact that even in 2023, incidents of this nature still happen in football.

Late in yesterday evening’s Coppa Italia semifinal first leg match between Inter and Juventus, sordid scenes occurred as Nerazzurri striker Lukaku was racially abused by some Bianconeri supporters as he celebrated a late equalizing goal.

There is clear video of some Juventus fans making racist “monkey” chants and other offensive jeers aimed at the Inter striker.

The Belgian has already hit out at those racist fans and expressed the hope that there will be action taken by the league and the relevant authorities to address the scandal.

Meanwhile, all of Inter, Roc Nation, and the Italian media have strongly condemned the racist behaviour of the Bianconeri fans who directed offensive chants at Lukaku.

However, the reaction to the incident has not just been limited to Italy, as is evidenced by the massive show of support of other professional footballers commenting on Lukaku’s post.

Apart from several Nerazzurri and Belgium teammates, Lukaku received support from Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr., Chelsea’s Reece James, Lyon and former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, and Leeds United star and former Nerazzurri academy player Willy Gnonto.

Meanwhile, legendary former Inter defender Marco Materazzi also expressed his support for Lukaku in the comments, whilst former Manchester United and Juventus defender Patrice Evra wrote that “We all need to stop pretending fighting against racism, it’s a crime.”

PSG and French national team forward Mbappe has added his voice to the support around Lukaku.

Apart from commenting on the Belgian’s Instagram post hitting out at the racism that he experienced, the 24-year-old World Cup winner also made a message of his own.

Mbappe’s message reads, “It’s 2023 and we’re still dealing with the same problems. But we won’t allow it to keep happening. All against racism!”