The big issue coming in the wake of the Romelu Lukaku chant controversy is not simply that some sections of the Manchester United support deemed it funny or acceptable in the first place but that they are steadfast in their refusal to countenance that it could be described as racist. It’s one thing for a fan to make a monkey chant or unleash the N-word on a black player. The footage was described as “hilarious” on YouTube and all the usual banter content sites were asking permission to use it on their own Twitter feeds.
Christian Pulisic scored his first goal since the opening day of the 2017-18 German Bundesliga season in Borussia Dortmund’s comfortable 3-0 win over Bobby Wood and Hamburg. Pulisic’s goal was the third of Dortmund’s three. The American teenager, who just turned 19 on Monday, also had a hand in Dortmund’s second goal.
Jurgen Klopp declared himself “sick” after Leicester City rode its luck and displayed some profligate finishing to beat Liverpool in the League Cup third round on Tuesday evening at the King Power Stadium. A recurring theme under Klopp—Liverpool is sparkling in attack and holey like a Swiss cheese in defense. Once Leicester warmed to its task in the second half, it found it far too easy to cut through Liverpool.