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Italian Newspaper Condemned For "Black Friday" Lukaku And Smalling Headline

Italian Newspaper Condemned For "Black Friday" Lukaku And Smalling Headline

Corriere dello Sport has been widely criticised for its front page ahead of Inter Milan vs Roma, which includes the headline "Black Friday" alongside photos of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling.

Roma were quick to condemn the piece on Twitter.

While Inter Milan did not specifically reference the headline they tweeted "Football is passion, culture and brotherhood. We are and always will be opposed to any form of discrimination."

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The Fiorentina Twitter account also responded to Roma's Tweet, saying "#NoToRacism #kickitout."

With Italian football plagued by racism issues, Roma's Chief Strategy Officer, Paul Rogers, told the BBC: "The intention of the newspaper article was actually positive but this headline has totally overshadowed the anti-racist message contained within the story."

League leaders Inter will face Roma on Friday night, with Smalling's side lying just outside the Champions League places on score difference.

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Mark Farrelly
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Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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