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Romelu Lukaku feels England’s players would have made a massive statement against racism by walking off the field against Montenegro.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin later described the racist taunts suffered by the English players in Podgorica as a “disaster” with plans for a tougher punishment set to be meted out against offenders in the future.

Meanwhile, the European governing body has since charged Montenegro after the game with the likelihood of a partial stadium closure the penalty.

Managers and players have since promised to walk off the pitch if there’s a repeat with a strong statement coming from the Three Lions skipper Harry Kane.

However, Lukaku feels they should have done it in the Montenegro game.

Asked about the incident, Lukaku told Sky Sports News: “England should have walked off I think, personally.

“To make a statement. I have seen it happen in countries and then the team would get sentenced and stuff like that. For some players, it gives us an edge, but other players can overreact, then you make a foul and you are a man down.

“It’s something that us players have to stand up and talk about, so the people in top positions do something. It should be fixed and sorted because football is a multicultural game.

“We do a lot of stuff for a lot of people, so let’s not forget about the racism issue. I hope we can fix it, It’s going to take time.”

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO – MARCH 25: Raheem Sterling of England celebrates after scoring his team’s fifth goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between Montenegro and England at Podgorica City Stadium on March 25, 2019, in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)