By Nji Nelson Chefor

Sports Writer, Cameroon

A pundit on Italian TV has suspended following racist comments he made on-air regarding Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.

TopCalcio24’s Luciano Passirani was suspended shortly after making a comment directed at Lukaku on Sunday.

Speaking on the Qui Studio a Voi Stadio show, Passirani started off by saying, “I don’t see any other player in Italy now like Lukaku… I really like him,” before adding, “the only way to stop him is to say, Here are ten bananas that you can eat.”


Earlier this month, the big Belgian was targeted with monkey chants by Cagliari fans. A move that was later justified by them.

Meanwhile, AS Roma striker Edin Dzeko says there is more racism in Italy than he had expected and has urged the football federation to take strong action.

Also, Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Hellas Verona supporters aimed offensive chants at AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie during the first half of a 1-0 loss to Milan on Sunday night.

Ivory Coast international,Frank Kessie was also subjected to racist chants by Inter Milan and Lazio fans last season.

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