The great Italian sportsavis Corriere dello Sport has been criticized heavily for their front page for Thursday's newspaper.
The set of Interstellar Romelu Lukaku and Roma Chris Smalling in connection with Friday's showdown between the two large groups. Between the image of the two stars facing the text: 'Black Friday'.
Both the fans and several big clubs have subsequently taken the focus distance to the front, and now report one of the main characters on the playing field.
In a posting on Twitter, writes the belgian attacker Romelu Lukaku:
'instead of focusing on a battle between two teams, come to the Corriere dello Sport with the stupidest headline I've seen in my entire career. In the will to pour the burning at the stake with the negativity and the problem of rascismet,' he writes, among other things.
'In on the Corriere dello Sport ought to make your work better than it. Thank you to all the fans and other journalists for the support, and let us all look forward to tomorrow's match. Forza Inter,' end Lukaku advertisement.
Also Chris Smalling, who is the second player on the front, has expressed its opinion on Twitter:
'While I would have focused on the big fight in the morning, it is important that I acknowledge that what happened this morning was wrong and extremely insensitive. I hope that those responsible for this headline to take responsibility and understand the power they have through the word, and the meaning these words can have. Big thanks to AS Roma for their support.'
Earlier in the day were more readers furious at the front.
One wrote, for example:
'Just when you think that Italian football can not go any further down, hit it a new low with the Corriere dello Sport front page.'
The Italian ESPN-journalist Matteo Bonetti also gave his opinion on Twitter:
'To say that I am shocked would be a lie right now. Complete embarrassing of the Corriere dello Sport to get on the headline for Friday's showdown against Inter and Roma,' he wrote.
Previously both Inter and AS Roma also took away from the very controversial cover. You can read more about here.
Italian football has fought against a number of racist incidents directed against the players this season.
Romelu Lukaku was, for example, met with abelyde, when he had to take a penalty kick in the away game against Cagliari earlier this season.
Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 18:00