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Romelu Lukaku calls for players’ racism summit with social media giants

  • Chelsea striker wants stronger action from platforms
  • Belgian understands why some might stop taking the knee

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels there is a need for football to adopt “stronger positions” than just taking the knee, calling for a players’ summit with social media companies, governments and stakeholders to help combat online racism.

Earlier this week, the Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso explained his decision to stop taking the knee before matches, instead continuing to stand and point to the ‘No To Racism’ badge on his shirt as he felt the act has lost some of its impact.

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