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Curva Nord denied special Lukaku choreography in Derby d’Italia


Curva Nord denied special Lukaku choreography in Derby d’Italia win versus Juventus last night. That is reported on their Facebook page earlier today.

Before the beginning of last night’s game, the Tifosi removed almost all of their banners. There were speculations on the web that this is a form of protest against the prizes for the Champions League clash versus Milan. However, the real reason was completely different. Curva Nord were denied a special Lukaku choreography, that aimed to support the striker.

Romelu Lukaku was racially abused in the last minutes of the first Semi-Final game versus Juventus by the home supporters. Lukaku scored an important penalty right before the end of the game to secure the draw for Inter. The Belgian forward received a yellow card for celebrating in front of the Juventus supporters. This ban was later overturned by FIGC President Gabriele Gravinaand and Lukaku took part in last night’s victory. Still, this remains one of the biggest racism scandals in Italian football.

The Nord obviously decided to support Inter’s player by creating choreography with his now famous goal celebration. Sadly, they didn’t receive approval from the stadium officials. This led to their protest before the beginning of the fixture. The protest had nothing to do with the sale of the tickets for the game versus Milan.

“The protest that took place last night, which included removing the banners from the barriers, was the result of a strange injustice towards an anti-racist choreography that we wanted to display last night. A choreography against racism, a topic that in recent weeks was very important in the sports columns of television and newspapers. Instead, as usual, the truth has been misrepresented, suggesting that the reason for our protest is the tickets for the EuroDerby – a sale that has not yet begun and we do not yet know how it will be implemented.”