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Romelu Lukaku asks fans to 'move on' from controversial song

Romelu Lukaku asks fans to 'move on' from controversial song
From ESPN - September 21, 2017

Romelu Lukaku knows Manchester United fans "meant well with their songs" but hopes everyone can move on from chanting that Kick It Out called "racist."

The 24-year-old has swiftly established himself as a fans' favourite since his big-money summer switch from Everton, thanks in no small part to six goals in as many games.

Lukaku already has a couple of chants in his honour, although one to the tune of the Stone Roses' Made of Stone has caused controversy as it references the size of his penis -- a song the striker hopes will stop.

"Great backing since I joined #MUFC," he was quoted as saying on the club's official Twitter account. "Fans have meant well with their songs but let's move on together. #RespectEachOther'"

The song led anti-discrimination body Kick It Out to call for action against the chant.

United contacted relevant bodies to see whether the song could be categorised as racism by the letter of the law, while saying in a statement they have a "zero tolerance towards all forms of discrimination."

Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 21, 2017

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