Police ban 171 Juventus fans from stadium for Lukaku racist chants

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Some Juventus supporters chanted “monkey” at Lukaku during the first leg of the Italian Cup semifinal between Juve and Inter Milan on April 4; this was described as “hostile and disgusting racist abuse” by his representation. Police in Turin reported “racist chants” that occurred during the semifinal in a brief statement. Both the fee information and the duration of the stadium restriction were left vague.

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Days after the game, Juventus was given a one-match stand closure by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) due to the racist chanting of “the majority of fans” in that area, but the decision was overturned on appeal.

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After receiving two yellow cards—the second for a goal celebration in front of Juventus supporters following his stoppage-time penalty that gave Inter a 1-1 draw—Lukaku was given a one-match suspension. The Belgian striker warned Juve supporters to “shut up” while pointing with his finger at his mouth.

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However, the FIGC overturned the ban following a backlash, allowing Lukaku to participate in the second leg of the semi-final in Milan on Wednesday.

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