Romelu Lukaku says Man United fans 'meant well' with chant

  • Romelu Lukaku has established himself as a fan favourite at Manchester United
  • Supporters have created chants in his honour, but one has caused controversy
  • One chant references the size of his penis, but Kick It Out branded it 'racist'
  • The United striker knows fans 'meant well' but hopes everyone can now move on
  • READ: Manchester United have improved Lukaku, claims Belgium boss Martinez 

By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail

Published: 13:31 EDT, 21 September 2017 | Updated: 20:09 EDT, 21 September 2017

Romelu Lukaku has told Manchester United fans to ‘respect each other’ after an anti-discrimination group complained about a lewd terrace chant.

Kick It Out described a song, which makes reference to the size of Lukaku’s manhood, as ‘offensive and discriminatory’ with racist undertones in a letter to United earlier this week.

The Football Association has asked United to keep them informed of how they are combating the issue.

Romelu Lukaku believes Manchester United fans 'meant well with their chant' about him
Romelu Lukaku believes Manchester United fans 'meant well with their chant' about him

Romelu Lukaku believes Manchester United fans 'meant well with their chant' about him

Lukaku has quickly established himself as a fan favourite since joining from Everton 
Lukaku has quickly established himself as a fan favourite since joining from Everton 

Lukaku has quickly established himself as a fan favourite since joining from Everton 

Lukaku broke his silence on Thursday in a message from the club’s official Twitter account.

‘Great backing since I joined United,’ the striker said. ‘Fans have meant well with their songs but let’s move on together. #respecteachother.’

United have a zero tolerance towards racism and were seeking advice after the chant's content came to light.

A small section of fans gave the song - to the tune of 'Made of Stone' by The Stone Roses - a short airing during Wednesday’s victory over Burton Albion in the EFL Cup.

But one chant references the size of his penis, but Kick It Out branded the song 'racist'
But one chant references the size of his penis, but Kick It Out branded the song 'racist'

But one chant references the size of his penis, but Kick It Out branded the song 'racist'

It had also been heard from one corner of Old Trafford in games against Basle and Everton.

The club posted on social media ahead of the Burton game that 'action will be taken against any offensive behaviour'.

Stewards were briefed on the matter before the match and prepared to act where necessary. No arrests were made or complaints lodged to Greater Manchester Police.

And the Belgian is quoted by Manchester United's Twitter as wanting everyone to move on
And the Belgian is quoted by Manchester United's Twitter as wanting everyone to move on

And the Belgian is quoted by Manchester United's Twitter as wanting everyone to move on

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