Romelu Lukaku faced monkey chants from Cagliari fans before his match-winning penalty Sunday.
With a win Sunday, Inter moved to 2-0-0 in Serie A to start this season, but the most recent victory over Cagliari will be remembered for what the fans did before the winning goal.
Romelu Lukaku stepped up to take a penalty in the 72nd minute of the contest with the score tied at 1-1.
Before Lukaku could deliver the winning goal, however, he was greeted with racist monkey chants from the Cagliari fans. After converting the penalty, Lukaku looked up at the stands and some of the fans who were using racist taunts before celebrating the goal with his teammates.
Astonishing behavior from group of Cagliari fans!!!!! Once again racist monkey chants as Lukaku goes to take a penalty. That’s one season removed from Moise Kean incident. Something HAS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS— Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) September 1, 2019
Cagliari.— Kasey Bennett (@KaseyBennett11) September 1, 2019
2019 - Lukaku racially abused
2019 - Moise Kean racially abused
2018 - Blaise Matuidi racially abused
2017 - Sully Muntari racially abused
2010 - Mario Balotelli racially abused
2009 - Samuel Eto'o racially abused
How many more before they are punished for this?? pic.twitter.com/Otuzmg8kyb
Lukaku responded to the chants with an Instagram post on Monday.
Last week, Manchester United's Paul Pogba responded to some of the racist taunts and chants he's heard on the pitch and online directed at himself and his teammates.
In April, Cagliari fans directed the same racist monkey chants at Moise Kean back when he was with Juventus. The Italian Football Federation decided against punishing the club for the racist taunts.