United Vow to Take Action Amidst Romelu Lukaku Chant Controversy


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Ahead of their dominating 4-1 victory over Burton Albion in the League Cup third round, Manchester United warned fans at Old Trafford not to engage in any offensive behavior.

The club promised disciplinary action against those found in violation.

This statement was obviously in response to a supporter chant about Romelu Lukaku that has been deemed offensive and racist by Kick It Out, a group that combats discrimination in football.

United posted a tweet ahead of the game which read: “We remind fans of our commitment to ensuring Old Trafford remains inclusive for all. Action will be taken against any offensive behaviour.”

The chant, which is intended to praise Lukaku, is sung to the tune of “Made of Stone,” by Manchester band the Stone Roses, and it refers to the size of Lukaku’s penis. The chant is only sung by a very small number of MUFC supporters, but some of those fans were recorded singing it during United’s UEFA Champions Champions League group stage win over Basel last Tuesday.

United have made assurances that they are looking into this matter and have been in contact with Kick It Out about to handle this situation.

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