Romelu Lukaku’s birthday party broken up by armed police
Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young have been fined for breaking coronavirus rules
after armed police broke up his birthday party.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea striker, 28, has just helped Inter Milan
win the Serie A title.
Belgium international Lukaku scored his 22nd goal of the season as Inter beat Roma
3-1 on Wednesday.
But he landed in hot water when gun-toting Carabinieri cops raided a Milan
city-center hotel in the early hours of Thursday.
Lukaku was fined for flouting local Covid restrictions, together with three team-mates
and 20 other guests.
Ex-England winger Ashley Young, 35, was one of the trios to be punished
Ivan Perisic and Achraf Hakimi were the other two disciplined for their role in
the night’s event. City police raced to The Square Milano Duomo at 3 am following a
tip-off. There, cops found the 24-strong group celebrating Lukaku’s birthday.
A Carabinieri spokesman said: “The organizers and guests will be sanctioned in
various ways for breaking the rules on containing COVID-19” Inter officials have yet
to comment on Lukaku and his three teammates.
Italian sources suggested the quartet could be fined – or dropped for Saturday’s clash
with top-four-chasing Juventus.