Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United striker wants social media CEOs to meet him

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Romelu Lukaku would like social media CEO’s to meet footballers before rushing to judge them.

Earlier this month, Manchester United striker Lukaku criticised how well others have to speak English.

“They think they can judge how well you speak English because they’ve read your tweet,” he told Sky Sports.

“How do you judge someone’s skill when you haven’t even met them?”

Lukaku, 25, would like to meet CEOs from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook “to explain that you don’t have to speak English and what it means to be a footballer,” he added.

The Belgian was speaking as part of a new campaign by Gom TV, of which he is a spokesman.

The sports broadcaster is staging an “Are we talkin’ about you?” town hall meeting in Berlin, Germany, later this month.

“We want footballers to have more clout in social media, we want them to be far more involved,” Gom TV spokesman Derek Green told BBC Sport.

“We have powerful players now, like Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, but they have to be involved, because not everyone follows them.

“We want footballers to have more of a role in spreading their message.”

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