Sky Sports Italia pundit Stefano De Grandis made two racist comments about Romelu Lukaku live on air.
De Grandis, while speaking about the Inter Milan striker referred to him as ‘that tanned gentleman next to you’. As if that was not enough, he called Lukaku ‘the black guy at Inter’ just seconds later.
It didn’t take long for Stefano De Grandis to face a serious backlash on social media, with many fans calling for him to be sacked.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports Italia and De Grandis are yet to issue an apology for the incident as of this time.
But according to Sport Bible, in 2019, another Italian pundit, Luciano Passirani, was sacked for a racist comment about Romelu Lukaku. Passirani said that the only way to stop Lukaku was “to say, here are ten bananas that you can eat.”
The report adds that TopCalcio24 suspended him immediately and then sacked their man!