Sky Sports have revealed that a group of 12 men who racially abused Tottenham forward Son Heung-min last year have been given ‘community resolutions’ and have written apologies to the Tottenham forward.
The incident occurred following Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United in April of last year.
The South Korean was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out in the first half, with Scott McTominay adjudged to have fouled the Spurs forward in the build-up.
Son was accused of going down so easily and some fans on social media resorted to racial abuse towards the Tottenham man, with Spurs confirming reports had been made to the platforms (talkSPORT).
Sky Sports have revealed that the Metropolitan Police launched several raids across England and Wales to find out the perpetrators, and have now detained 12 men, aged between 20 and 63, under suspicion of stirring racial hatred.
All 12 men have written letters of apology to the 29-year-old Tottenham star.
A spokesperson for the force is quoted as saying: “A group of 12 men who were arrested, or interviewed under caution, under suspicion of using words or behaviour or displaying written material with intent to stir up racial hatred, as part of a Met investigation into online racist abuse directed at a high profile London footballer, have been given community resolutions. All 12 men have written letters of apology to the victim.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Some will say that the punishment is not stringent enough given the nature of the offence, and it is hard to argue against that.
However, I am delighted that the police are now taking action on people who hide behind the anonymity offered by social media to spew hatred.
People had been getting away with such behaviour for too long and it should not be tolerated any longer.
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