Veteran football pundit banned for racist remark

Italian Pundit Luciano Passirani Banned For Racist Romelu Lukaku Comment

Italian Pundit Luciano Passirani Banned For Racist Romelu Lukaku Comment

And the shocking racist abuse of Lukaku continued this weekend, with an Italian football pundit Luciano Passirani making vile remarks live on TV following Inter's win against Udinese. "I really like him", before adding: "the only way to stop him is to say, "Here are 10 bananas that you can eat".

On the pitch Lukaku has been a huge success already, scoring two goals in three games as Inter sit top of Serie A. But it has been a troubled time off the pitch after he was subjected to monkey chants by Cagliari fans.

Passirani, 80, a guest commentator on TopCalcio24, made the fresh racist outburst while discussing the striker's goalscoring prowess.

"There is nobody stronger, I like him very much".

"These players have something more than the others, these are the guys who make the goals and drag the team".

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"If they go one-on-one with you you're dead, you fall to the ground".

While Passirani said there are not many players like the ex-United man in the country, he claimed there is only one way of stopping him, and that is to give him bananas.

Programme director Ravezzani said, despite Passirani's "immediate apologies", that "he could no longer participate in our broadcasts".

"I hope the football federations all over the world react strongly on all cases of discrimination!"
"We've been saying it for years and still no action."

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Belgium worldwide Romelu Lukaku was in superb form on Sunday, August 11, scoring four goals on his debut for his new club Inter Milan in their 8-0 win over Virtus Bergamo.

The show was debating Lukaku's impact for Inter so far since joining Manchester United in the summer and Passirani said: "Lukaku is one of the best signings that Inter could have made". Asked about whether players should walk off, he said: 'Yes, I think you have to leave a statement, of course, because it's something we need to address'.

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