Police probe 'monkey gesture'

2012-11-27 16:10

London - Police have launched an investigation after a racist gesture appeared to be aimed by a fan at West Bromwich Albion striker Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's English Premier League match at Sunderland.

In pictures that emerged on Tuesday, a fan appeared to make a monkey gesture at the Belgium international, who is black, after he scored West Brom's third goal in a 4-2 win.

The Northumbria Police force says it's "carrying out inquiries after a report of racist abuse was received at the Sunderland v West Brom match on Saturday."

Lukaku is on a season-long loan at West Brom from Premier League rivals Chelsea.

The incident comes less than a month after a Chelsea fan was banned from Stamford Bridge for making a monkey gesture in a match against Manchester United.


  • seep.mctavish - 2012-11-27 16:21

    Geez...over sensitive much? Here they sing about shooting you because you are white and its a national past time. Get over yourself.

      werner.nel.984786 - 2012-11-27 16:49

      Ditto Seep, Ditto

  • - 2012-11-27 16:42

    Meh same everywhere you go nowadays, fine to bash whites, not even remotely acceptable to look at someone of colour skew for fear of being branded a racist - a word that no longer has true meaning. I think its just an excuse to get special treatment, well, let me rephrase, it is definitely just used to get preferential treatment.

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-11-27 16:48

    Uncle Bob from our neighbouring country should rather not go to an EPL games. They'll think his permanently taunting the black players.

  • - 2012-11-27 17:55

    Probably a safo in the crowd.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-11-27 17:56

    Judging by the comments here ,perhaps it's better to deal with racists yourself ,and deal with them the best way u know how!Eugene Terreblanche comes to mind.

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