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'Black Friday': Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport in race storm after shocking headline blunder ahead of reunion of former team-mates Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling Fans fumed at the headline on Thursday's Corriere dello Sport front page 'Black Friday' was used for Romelu Lukaku facing old team-mate Chris Smalling  The headline was a serious blunder and was described as 'embarrassing' by fans 

By Nathan Salt For Mailonline

Published: 00:29 GMT, 5 December 2019 | Updated: 00:38 GMT, 5 December 2019

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Corriere dello Sport have been caught up in a race storm after their choice of headline for Thursday's front cover. 

The Italian daily newspaper ran the headline 'Black Friday' with photos of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku and Roma defender Chris Smalling, ahead of Friday night's match between the two sides at the San Siro.   

Lukaku and Smalling are former team-mates at and while the newspaper appears to have been using the duo as figureheads to preview the match, fans were quick to condemn their headline choice when the page emerged on social media late on Wednesday night.  

Thursday's 'Black Friday' front page of Corriere dello Sport was called out as a racial slur

Thursday's 'Black Friday' front page of Corriere dello Sport was called out as a racial slur

One fan wrote: 'Just when you thought Italian football can't reach a new low Corriere dello Sport is going with this front page.'

Another added: 'Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport's headline is 'Black Friday', as Romelu Lukaku will play against Chris Smalling this

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