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Inter Milan ultras group publishes open letter to Romelu Lukaku

An Inter Milan ultras group have published an open letter to Romelu Lukaku.

The striker was barracked by a minority section of Cagliari fans racially last week, which was publicly excused by one Inter ultras group.

However another have now posted to the Ranocchiate blog:

“Hi Romelu, the statement from the Curva was real, you genuinely read that, some people really did believe it and had the courage to publish it. Really.

“However, we want you to know that those were not INTERISTI. We're not talking about politics, because you'll find people from the left, right, centre or those who don't know or care about politics.

“We are talking about the values of being an Inter fan and a human being, which guarantee the contents of that letter was unadulterated filth.

“We want you to know that you are not going crazy: those noises you heard were not just 'boo' but genuine monkey impressions. In Italy, you should know, there are many who consider black people to be monkeys.

“And no, it is NOT A FORM OF RESPECT AND FEAR TO RECEIVE THEM.

“And no, it is not a way of supporting the team, because having them play behind closed doors the weekend after creates more problems than ever.

“And no, shouting 'damn n***o' is not banter.

“And yes, racism is still a huge problem in Italy, despite what they may tell you.

“And no, don't stop this battle you had the courage to start, just because someone is trying to avoid punishment.

“We have had season tickets for time immemorial, but – and we hope we're talking for all INTERISTI here, we'd prefer the stadium to be closed rather than allow something this disgusting to go unpunished.

“Inter is #NOTFOREVERYONE"

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