Romelu Lukaku: Football pundit suspended over racist remark about Inter Milan star

16 September 2019, 15:19 | Updated: 16 September 2019, 15:44

A football pundit has been suspended following racist comments he made on-air regarding former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

TopCalcio24's Luciano Passirani was axed shortly after making a comment directed at the Belgian striker on Sunday.

Speaking on the Qui Studio a Voi Stadio show, Passirani said: "I don't see any other player in Italy now like Lukaku… I really like him.

"The only way to stop him is to say: 'Here are 10 bananas that you can eat.'"

Lukaku, who now plays for Inter Milan, was targeted with monkey chants by Cagliari fans earlier this month.

Serie A's disciplinary judge has not yet decided if Cagliari should be punished.

Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed Hellas Verona supporters aimed offensive chants at AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie during the first half of a 1-0 loss to Milan on Sunday night.

The Italian sports newspaper said the chants continued during half-time.

Kessie, an Ivory Coast international, was also subjected to racist chants by Inter Milan and Lazio fans last season.