Why should he be paid to play? Why Lukaku is the most persecuted football player in this era

Romelu Lukaku continued to receive backlash from football fans despite helping Belgium by scoring 2 goals in their 3-0 win against Scotland on Tuesday in their UEFA EURO qualifiers.

About 2 years ago, Lukaku was one of the few professional footballers who were fancied by fans due to their brilliant show on the field.

For that reason, Manchester United signed him on July 10, 2017, for a contract of five years and with an option of one-year extension. His fee was approximated to cost £75 million, plus £15 million in add-ons.

The Belgian international was adored during these days as he scored crucial goals that helped United in important competitions. One good example is the Champions League round of 16, match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

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PSG beat United 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg of the match and were regarded as the favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals. But Lukaku’s 2 goals and Rashford’s single goal saw the Red Devils go through to the quarter-finals after thrashing PSG 3-1.

After the sensational match, Lukaku was the darling of all football fans for leading United in that masterclass comeback.

Later came a time when the Belgian got an injury. This is when name calling began as he came back from injury with extra weight and was fit no more. He made few mistakes after his longtime injury, mistakes that fans have since refused to forget.

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On Tuesday 11, June, 2019, Lukaku scored two crucial goals for Belgium’s 3-0 win against Scotland to set his national team in a better position to qualify for the UEFA EURO.

These goals strengthened his goal-scoring record for the national team as he now stands as the top scorer of all time in Belgium. Since June last year, Lukaku has scored a thrilling 14 goals in 15 matches though he has scored only 15 goals in 45 matches for United.

But despite his excellent record at the national team level and scoring two crucial goals for Belgium on Tuesday, fans continued to troll him online for a little mistake that he accidentally made.

However, some fans felt pity for the star and came to his defense as he bashed fans who are always ready to troll Lukaku despite hid good day in the pitch.

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