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Romelu Lukaku targeted with monkey chants as he scores Inter’s equaliser at Juventus

Romelu Lukaku was on the receiving end of vile racist abuse as he scored Inter Milan's equaliser against their bitter rivals Juventus on Tuesday night - before being shockingly shown a second yellow card for his celebration.

The Belgian who is on loan from Chelsea, netted from the penalty spot in the fifth minute of stoppage time, salvaging a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final clash.

Monkey noises though were heard coming from Juventus supporters behind the goal before and after he took the penalty, as well as the Italian equivalent chants of ‘f*** off’ and ‘f***ing monkey’.

After netting the penalty, Lukaku put his finger to his lips which his representatives Roc Nation Sports International insisted was a normal part of his celebration.

Lukaku was also seen mouthing something towards the Juventus fans, with Football Italia reporting him to say ‘muto’ – an Italian equivalent of telling someone to shut up.

To the surprise of many, the referee decided to dish out a second yellow card to Lukaku believing this his celebration was provocative.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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