The Belgian striker and three of his partners were fined by the riflemen for having defied the sanitary measures in Italy and participated in a party.
It might not be the birthday present he had dreamed of. A few hours after being one of the architects of Inter Milan’s victory against As Roma (3-1), with a goal and an assist, Romelu Lukaku was at the heart of a mini-scandal . The interior striker, transferred for 80 million euros in 2019, was indeed fined for having participated – or organized – in a party on the night of Wednesday to Thursday for his birthday. The Red Devil is indeed celebrating its 28th anniversary this Thursday. But the health context in Italy prohibits “gatherings and festivities indoors or outdoors”. The transalpine government has also implemented a curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The party, organized in a hall of a hotel in Milan – “The Square Milano Duomo” – was interrupted at 3 am when the police intervened. The Carabinieri were warned by an anonymous source likely to be one of the participants of the evening. Lukaku and his 23 guests have been identified and fined by police, along with the hotel manager, for violating Covid-19 containment legislation. About twenty people were present, including three partners of Lukaku. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Achraf Hakimi, Ivan Perisic and Ashley Young are indeed among the players concerned.
According to the Belgian’s entourage, the player went out with friends on the occasion of his 28th birthday, but did not organize the party. According to some sources the Nerazzurri club have confirmed the violation of the law and announced that a fine will be given to the four players. There should be no other penalties at this time.
A few days ago, after the coronation of Italian champion won by Inter Milan, Lukaku had already distinguished himself by parading with his car in the street of the city. Happy as a child in the middle of the tifosi, he paraded with a swimsuit in his hands, singing “campione, campione”. “We can say that it was the best year of my career, confided the person concerned to Sky Sports. It’s time to party with people, I went out with a friend because the nicest thing is to see the supporters and I’m glad I did. For a lot of Inter players, it’s our first title, and in these moments, we just have to party. Obviously this was just the start of the festivities.
With Le Parisien