TV Pundit Suspended over Racist Comments
Luciano Passirani- an Italian television pundit- has been suspended following racial comments he made on-air about Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
While speaking on TopCalcio24, Passirani said: “The only way to come up against him is maybe give him 10 bananas to eat… If you go one-on-one with him he will murder you.”
Despite his apology for the comments made, Passirani will “no longer participate in our broadcasts” according to Fabio Ravezzani, Programme director for the station.
Lukaku, who joined Inter Milan in the summer was subjected to monkey chants by the Cagliari fans during their Serie A clash two weeks ago.
The Belgian International had after the game described the game as “going backwards” following the chants.