Romelu Lukaku exerted the perfect revenge to his counterpart Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Inter Milan stormed to the top of Serie A after a comprehensive win over their city rivals AC Milan.
In what was expected to be a tight contest, Inter completely blew away their rivals 3-0, with Lukaku getting in on the score sheet.
And the Belgian seemed to send a message to Ibrahimovic after his goal, with a video of his celebration going viral on social media.
"Dio, diooo!" Lukaku screaming to Zlatan after he scored the 3rd in Milan vs Inter. You probably remember the context of this. pic.twitter.com/Tcdz2In6W3
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) February 21, 2021
For context, it is kind to note that Zlatan and Lukaku got into it during the Milan derby in the Coppa Italia, with vile words being hurled around.
The two had to be restricted by their team mates as they almost resorted to blows, with the Italian football authorities slapping the two with a one-game ban for the incident.
Weeks later and Lukaku shone in the derby but Zlatan was a passenger for most of the game and was eventually substituted.
When Lukaku scored, he ran to the touchline and in a rush of adrenaline, screened what sounded like the Italian word for ‘god’.
In October last year, Zlatan announced his return to the Serie A by declaring Milan never had a king; they have a God.”
Based on Zlatan’s sentiments more than seven months ago, fans pieced it together and concluded that Lukaku’s celebration was a clapback to his former team mate turned rival.