Amongst the various attributes that Chelsea Striker Romelu Lukaku can lay claim on is one of being a polyglot.
The former Inter Milan striker is fluent in French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Flemish, and Italian.
Back in 2019, fans noticed that the Belgian had added to his arsenal as he seemed to be speaking in an American dialect.
Lukaku signed with American sports agency Roc Nation in the same year and probably picked up the New York vernacular during his trips to the United States.
Since then, the Belgian has been spotted hanging out with many rappers including the likes of Moneybagg yo and JAY-Z, and evidently, he’s grabbed onto some of the lingoes.
Be it interviews, podcasts, or videos, the Chelsea striker usually speaks in the New York accent, and his recent move to the London based club has made no difference.
The Belgian alongside fellow Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Marcus Bertinelli featured in Chelsea’s Christmas Special and throughout the video, Lukaku’s American accent stood out.
A short clip from the video which features the Chelsea men reacting to an intriguing snippet from the upcoming film ‘The King’s Man’ in particular has gone viral.
The snippet ends in a cliffhanger leaving the players in disappointment and disbelief, prompting Lukaku to react by saying “y’all wilding”.
An unapologetic display of Big Rom’s New York accent.
Fans online haven’t been kind to the Belgian’s accent in the past and this instance was no different, with many hilarious takes flooding in.
American Lukaku is undefeated pic.twitter.com/cpTAzCV4rw— 🇵🇸 (@fxrxxq96) December 24, 2021
Lukaku’s fake American accent really one of the funniest things ever— Gomez Luciano (@GomezApe_) December 23, 2021
Lukaku's accent was part of the Roc Nation contract— Zak Mohamed (@z4kmohamed) December 24, 2021
Nahhh Lukaku is from Brussels and his parents are from Kinshasa, he needs to stop this 😭 https://t.co/cfxYlALPJg— Spider Carti ✇ (@_TwoFootIn) December 23, 2021
lukaku in the chelsea changing rooms 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/CQECUAYZ0l— danyal🥷🏽 (@danyal10_) December 23, 2021
Lukaku apeaking American. Drake talking in patois, white kids on FT saying wallahi, BCT using British slang, the four horsemen of the Culture apocalypse.— Gary (@343Gary) December 23, 2021
Telling you right now lukaku wouldn’t survive talking like that on my block https://t.co/RGXovl50qH— 🌹 (@CFCJozz) December 23, 2021
Nah who’s actually convinced Lukaku that he’s from Harlem man😭 https://t.co/jaoQWhLdtm— AC🥷🏾 (@thefirstac) December 23, 2021
On the other hand, some fans were essentially okay with it, citing that his multilingual abilities give him enough freedom to pick and choose.
Lukaku can speak 7 languages. I think he can decide which accent he wants https://t.co/fJipipYMwb— ⚡️ (@AhIzzzzz) December 23, 2021