Manchester United fans blasted for 'belittling Romelu Lukaku down to his genitals'

Anti-racism campaigners have condemned United fans for the Lukaku chant

Lukaku has become a fan's favourite at Old Trafford - but activists say his new chant must be scrapped

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another leading black activist has joined the condemnation of Manchester United fans for their new chant about Romelu Lukaku, saying the song "belittles the individual down to their genitals."

Earlier Kick It Out, a group which opposes racism in football, urged United fans to drop the controversial chant, which references the size of Lukaku's penis.

And now Simon Woolley, of Operation Black Vote, has added his voice to the debate and said Kick It Out are absolutely right to speak out against the song.

"Racial chanting has no place in British football or Premiership football grounds," Woolley told talkRADIO. 

"We've come a long way in tackling the scourge of racism and racial stereotypes. I'd hope this latest furore can be quickly nipped in the bud.

"We had it with Linford Christie and his lunchbox. It's racial stereotyping of the crudest kind.

"Worst still, it belittles the individual literally down to thjeir genitasls rather than their footballing prowess."

talkRADIO contacted United supporters group Must for a response but a spokesman declined to comment, saying that a statement will be issued in due course.