The Belgium international previously said he hoped Anelka would not be suspended after the Frenchman was charged by the Football Association – comments Everton quickly distanced themselves from.
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“I want to make clear that I was supporting a friend and player I have admired since I was a child,” read a statement from Lukaku on the Kick It Out website.
“I apologise if I caused any offence with my comments as this was never my intention. There has been a misunderstanding and I want to clarify that I was in no way endorsing the gesture made by Nicolas.
“I am proud to be a ‘Next 20’ ambassador for Kick It Out and will continue to inform young people of the harmful effects discrimination of any kind can have.”
Kick It Out added: “Romelu has clearly stated that he had no intention to support the gesture made by Anelka.”