FORMULA ONE star Lewis Hamilton has become the latest star to show his support to Romelu Lukaku after he was on the receiving end of racist abuse.
The Inter Milan striker was the subject of vile chants from Juventus fans in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg that finished 1-1 on Tuesday.
Romelu Lukaku was on the subject of racism during Inter Milan’s clash with Juventus
Lewis Hamilton has rushed to support Romelu Lukaku
Kylian Mbappe has also showed his solidarity
Lukaku scored his team’s equaliser and celebrated by putting his fingers on his lips in front of the home supporters.
He consequently got a second yellow card for the “excessive celebration” and was sent off.
The Belgian has since released a statement explaining what happened and demanding an apology from Juve and action from the authorities.
Meanwhile, Hamilton took to his Instagram story and posted a picture of Lukaku shushing the racist fans.
The seven-time world champion has been the victim of disgusting slurs in the past.
Former F1 driver Nelson Piquet was slapped with a £780,000 fine for his racist and homophobic remarks.
Hamilton is not the first huge sports star to show their support for Lukaku after Kylian Mbappe expressed his solidarity with him.
The Paris Saint-Germain ace wrote: “2023 and still the same problems. But we’re not going to let it keep happening.”
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Mbappe suffered racism after France were knocked out of the European Championship in 2021.
It led to him questioning whether he should retire from playing for the national team.
Romeulu Lukaku’s gesture sparked a brawl between players