Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku tells fans: Stop this penis chant once and for all

Romelu Lukaku has been a sensation at United since moving to Old Trafford in the summer

Romelu Lukaku has been a sensation at United since moving to Old Trafford in the summer

Monday, September 25, 2017

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has given fans a definitive demand to stop the now-infamous chant in his honour.

The message was conveyed by the player's agent Mino Raiola, who told The Times that the chant, which references the size of the player's penis, must stop.

Lukaku had earlier said players and fans must "respect one another" after widespread criticism of the song, which many believe amounts to racial stereotyping of one of football's most recognisable black players.

But after fans sang it again in United's 1-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, Raiola has given a firmer statement on the matter.

Riola said Lukaku "would like this song to stop. They are talking more about the song than about his football.

"That’s his and my quote.”

Lukaku joined United for £75 million from Everton this summer and has been a sensation at Old Trafford, scoring eight goals in his first games including the winner at Southampton - however much of the recent media attention surrounding the striker has focused on the chant, rather than his scoring run.

United officials have also warned fans that the song is racist and they risk bans if they continue to sing it.