victim of racist insults against Juventus and suspended, Romelu Lukaku has become “the only culprit”, deplores Inter Milan

The suspension of the Belgian striker, who celebrated his goal with his finger on his mouth after receiving racist insults from Turin fans, was confirmed on Friday. The one targeting the Juventus stand has been lifted.

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Romelu Lukaku following his goal against Juventus Turin, April 4, 2023 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.  (MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

Qualified in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since the 2009-2010 season, Inter Milan will approach their semi-final second leg of the Italian Cup without Romelu Lukaku, excluded in the first leg. victim ofracist insults from some Juventus supporters during the first leg semi-final (1-1), on April 5, theBelgian striker had received a second warning after celebrating his equalizing goal against the Turin stand, finger to mouth.

The player had launched an appeal procedure with the Italian Football Federation, which was rejected. The Nerazzurri club stepped up against this decision in a press release on Friday, April 21, after the confirmation of the Belgian’s suspension, while that striking the Juventus stand had been lifted on Wednesday. The Italian club expressed “the great regret to note that the victim has become the sole culprit”.

The stand in question will finally be open for the shock of the 31st day of Serie A against the Neapolitan leader, Sunday April 23. Romelu Lukaku will be suspended for the Italian Cup semi-final return next Wednesday against Juventus.

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