Tottenham Hotspur have condemned the racist abuse directed towards Heung-min Son on social media on the back of Spurs’ 3-1 loss to Manchester United yesterday.
One of the biggest talking points from the match was United’s disallowed first-half goal, with Edinson Cavani slotting home after being played in by Paul Pogba.
Replays showed that Son had been caught with a hand to his face from Scott McTominay in the build-up and referee Chris Kavanagh decided to disallow the goal after re-watching the incident on the touchline monitor following VAR’s intervention.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left fuming at the incident and insisted in his post-match interview that he would not feed his son if he went down like the Tottenham forward.
Mourinho leapt to Son’s defence and was extremely critical of Solskjaer’s comments about the South Korean.
Unfortunately, the controversy did not end there, with Son being subject to racist abuse on social media from some United fans for what they perceived to be cheating.
This incident comes just a week after Davinson Sanchez was subjected to racist abuse following the 2-2 draw at St James’ Park.
Tottenham revealed that the abhorrent comments directed towards the 28-year-old had been reported to the social media platforms and the club would meet with the Premier League to determine what steps can be taken.
Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players. This has again been reported to the platforms and we shall now undertake a full review alongside the Premier League to determine the most effective action moving forward.
We stand with you, Sonny. pic.twitter.com/fNBpSykJJo
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 11, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
It is sad to see how common this type of vile racist abuse has become on social media. Unfortunately, the risk with allowing people to create anonymous accounts is that a minority will use it to behave abhorrently and say things that they cannot in real life. There is very little the Premier League and the FA can do about this as the onus is on the social media companies to act.
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