Romelu Lukaku says racism in football is at an ‘all-time high’


Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku believes racism in football is at an “all-time high” ahead of the start of the European Championships.

Lukaku, who is preparing for Belgium’s opening game of the Euros against Russia on Saturday, has received racial abuse a number of times throughout his football career, notably when he was the subject of monkey chants from fans in 2019.

Today, he thinks abuse towards players is only getting worse.

“I think racism in football right now is at the all-time high. Why? Because of social media now as well,” Lukaku told CNN Sport.

“I understand why people like Thierry Henry are blocking social media because it’s easy, you can track somebody down … The social media companies, they have to do more for me.”


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