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Italian TV TopCalcio24 Bans Pundit For Racial comments On Belgian Striker Lukaku

Media reports revealed that an Italian TV station says it will no longer use one of its soccer analyst pundits again after he was alledged to have made a racist comment about Inter Milan striker ‘Romelu Lukaku’.

Speaking on TopCalcio24, Luciano Passirani was heard saying: "If you go one-on-one with him he will murder you.

"The only way to come up against him is maybe give him 10 bananas to eat..."

However, the TV channel Programme director “Fabio Ravezzani” said, despite Passirani's "immediate apologies" that "he could no longer participate in our broadcasts".

Romelu Lukaku, who moved from Manchester United to Inter in the summer transfer window, has so far helped his new club to a 1-0 win against Udinese on Saturday.

"Mr Passirani is 80 years old and to compliment Lukaku he used a metaphor that turned out to be racist," added Ravezzani.

"I think it was a terrible lack of momentary lucidity.

"I cannot tolerate any kind of errors, even if momentary."

Romelu Lukaku was recently subjected to monkey bigotry chants by Cagliari fans when he scored a penalty for his “Seria A” club in a 2-1 victory.

The Belgium international striker said the racial abuse showed the game was "retarding backwards"

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