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ManU Will Liaise With Police To Identify Fans Singing Offensive Lukaku Song

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 25 / 17

ManU is "liaising with Hampshire police and Southampton in an attempt to identify supporters who ignored an appeal not to sing an offensive chant about Romelu Lukaku " after the Belgian striker scored the only goal of the game on Saturday, accordi...

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