Romelu Lukaku was subjected to racist abuse by Cagliari fans as he scored a match-winning penalty for new club Inter Milan on Sunday night.
The former Manchester United striker had monkey noises aimed at him as he stepped up to take the 72nd-minute spot-kick that sealed Inter’s 2-1 win at the Sardegna Arena.
The abuse emitting from the home crowd continued as Lukaku celebrated his goal, and the Belgian stood and glared at the crowd from where the noises came in response.
Lukaku’s goal was his second in two games since joining Inter from United in the summer, having also scored against Lecce last week.
Lukaku is not the first black player to be racially abused in games against Cagliari.
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Moise Kean, who signed for Everton this summer, was subjected to racial abuse while playing for Juventus at the same stadium last season, while Blaise Matuidi and Sulley Muntari also suffered the same treatment from home fans in the same stadium.
Inter boss Antonio Conte said he did not hear the abuse directed at Lukaku himself, but admitted work needs to be done to combat the issue in Italy.
The former Chelsea manager, in a press conference reported by gazzetta.it, said: “Really, I didn’t hear anything from the bench.
“However, it is true that in general more education is needed in Italy. I have also heard Ancelotti complain about the constant insults received on certain pitches.
“When you are abroad there is more respect, the fans think only of supporting their team.”