Chelsea ’s Romelu Lukaku was among three players to be sent off as Inter Milan’s farcical Coppa Italia showdown with Juventus was marred by yet more racist chanting from supporters.
The Belgian striker, 29, was at the heart of things for the Italian giants as they earned a 1-1 draw late on on Tuesday evening. Fellow Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado had given Juve the lead in the 83rd-minute of the two-legged semi-final in Turin.
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Lukaku had initially started on the bench for his loan club but still had enough time to have an impact.
Following a handball by Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer in the closing stages, Inter were awarded a penalty that was confidently dispatched by the on-loan Chelsea man to secure a draw.
After finding the back of the net for his sixth goal of the season, Lukaku elected to shush the Juventus fans as he put his finger to his lips and saluted. That did not go down particularly well with the referee.
Having already awarded the striker with a yellow card earlier in the match, he then produced another caution for ‘excessive celebration’, which saw the striker dismissed.
Lukaku’s celebration came in the aftermath of alleged racist chanting from the home support.
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A statement from his representatives Roc Nation shortly after the match read: “Tonight’s racist remarks made towards Romelu Lukaku by Juventus fans in Turin were beyond despicable and cannot be accepted.