The British anti-discrimination group Kick It Out urged Manchester United fans to stop a "racist" chant about striker Romelu Lukaku.
Since his move from Everton, Lukaku has become a fan-favourite with many chants in his honour. However, one of these chants to the sound of the Stone Roses' “Made of Stone” has caused much controversy as it references the size of the 24-year-old’s penis, AFP mentions.
In addition, it uses a stereotype about black men that has led Kick It Out to call for action.
A spokesperson for the group mentioned that: "The lyrics used in the chant are offensive and discriminatory. Racist stereotypes are never acceptable in football or wider society, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player.
"We have contacted Manchester United regarding the issue and will be working closely with them and the FA (Football Association) to ensure that it is addressed swiftly."
A United spokesperson added: "We are seeking advice from the relevant bodies. Manchester United has a zero-tolerance (approach) towards all forms of discrimination."
Meanwhile, on United’s official Twitter account, Lukaku was quoted as saying "Great backing since I joined #MUFC.
"Fans have meant well with their songs but let's move on together. #RespectEachOther"