Chelsea star, Romelu Lukaku said football must take serious action in the fight against racism, questioning the effect of players taking the knee before Premier League matches.
Lukaku’s, team mate, Marcos Alonso this week announced his decision to stop taking knee, preferring to be on his feet and point to the “No To Racism” badge on his shirt.
Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha stopped taking knee last season labeling it “degrading” and opting to stand instead.
“I think we can take stronger positions, basically,” Lukaku told journalists. “Yeah, we are taking the knee but in the end everybody’s clapping but sometimes after the game, you see another insult.”
Lukaku tells big players and other stakeholders to team up with social media bosses to tackle the menace on their platform.
“The captains of every team, and four or five players, like the big personalities of every team, should have a meeting with the CEOs of Instagram and governments and the FA (Football Association) and the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association), and we should just sit around the table and have a big meeting about it,” Lukaku said.
“I think all of us together have a big meeting and talk about stuff that needs to be addressed to protect the players.
“If you want to stop something, you can really do it,” he added.