Chelsea fans laugh at images of Lukaku modeling a new shirt – which looks like an Inter Milan strip
‘Good idea to make sure Lukaku doesn’t get homesick’: Chelsea fans laugh at footage of the £98m striker modeling new ‘Pride of London’ shirt – which looks like a strip of Inter Milan – weeks after he said he would return to San Siro in a bombshell interview
- Romelu Lukaku gave an explosive interview in December last year
- The Chelsea forward has said he wants to join Inter Milan after only leaving in the summer
- Lukaku was fined and also forced to issue a creeping apology to Blues fans
- Fans have now mocked him with Chelsea’s latest shirt resembling Inter’s
Chelsea fans have ridiculed the club’s choice to let Romelu Lukaku model his latest kit given his similarity to former club Inter Milan.
The club-record £97.5million signing from the Blues delivered a bombshell interview in December in which he confessed to being unhappy with Thomas Tuchel and added he ‘knows’ he will return to the giants of the Serie A.
Lukaku was fined at least a week’s wages and was forced to issue a creeping apology to the club and fans soon after after being dropped for the 2-2 home draw with Liverpool.
Chelsea fans laughed at images of Romelu Lukaku wearing new ‘Pride of London’ shirt
The Belgium international has since been reinstated in the European champions’ squad, but fans apparently haven’t forgotten the whole episode yet.
The Blues have released images of Lukaku modeling their new ‘Pride of London’ shirt, which fans say – unfortunately for the Belgian – resembles the classic colors worn by current Serie A champions Inter.
One fan mocked Lukaku by tweeting, “Good idea to make sure Lukaku doesn’t get homesick.”
Others poked fun at the kit along the same lines, adding: ‘Yeah he’s smiling because you gave him an Inter shirt’, while another added: ‘They made Rom an Inter kit so that ‘he feels more at home.”
Fans saw the strip’s resemblance to that of Inter Milan, who Lukaku left for Chelsea in the summer
Another also saw the resemblance, adding: ‘LMAO They even made a kit to remind him of Inter’, while another posted: ‘Chelsea are really using Inter colors now to make Lukaku feel his home.”
However, one fan has suggested it was actually a good PR move from Chelsea, but doesn’t expect it to be a big seller among the Stamford Bridge fan base.
“Very funny after recent comments from Lukaku,” the user wrote. “Good communication to get everyone talking about Chelsea’s new clothing line.
“Not convinced it will fly off the shelves unless you are from Northern Italy.”
But others were less than impressed, with one adding: “Stop giving that man our products.
‘These merch have our logo and crest, let people who love this club put it on.
“He should only wear the shirt and the training kits because you can’t send him back to his dear Inter.”
Lukaku caused a stir late last year when he told Sky Sport Italia: “I think everything that happened last summer wasn’t supposed to happen like this…how do I left Inter, the way I left the club, how I communicated with Inter fans – it bothers me because it was not the right time.
Lukaku delivered explosive interview in which he claimed he wanted to return to Inter
“Now is the right time to share my feelings. I have always said that I have Inter in my heart: I know that I will come back to Inter, I really hope so. I am in love with Italy is a good time to talk and let people know what really happened.
“I really hope from the bottom of my heart to come back to Inter not at the end of my career, but when I’m still at the top level to win more together.
“I want to apologize to the Inter fans, the timing of my words was not the right one: what you did for me will stay forever.”
The 28-year-old has scored just five goals in 16 Premier League appearances this season and is yet to score in the top flight this calendar year.