Chelsea have identified and banned a season ticker holder after Tottenham’s Heung-min Son was allegedly racially abused in the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge last week (The Athletic).
Tottenham and Chelsea played out a feisty draw in the London Derby, with the Lilywhites twice coming from behind to equalise thanks to goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane.
It was from a 96th-minute corner that Spurs stole a point via the head of Harry Kane, but another corner kick incident overshadowed the match itself when Son was allegedly subjected to racist abuse.
Footage of the incident did the rounds on social media, with one man appearing to perform a racist gesture towards the Spurs winger as he went to take the corner.
After the game, Chelsea made the following statement: ‘Following our statement this week on racist abuse at the Tottenham game last Sunday, Chelsea Football Club can confirm that it has identified and banned a season ticket holder indefinitely.’
The Metropolitan Police then revealed they had identified a man in connection with an incident that occurred during the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge (The Athletic).
The statement from the police read: ‘A man has been identified following an incident during the Chelsea v Tottenham game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 14.
‘The man attended a south London police station on Wednesday, August 17. He was not arrested at this time but was informed police will be in contact with him as part of this investigation.’
Fortunately, the man has now been identified and banned by Chelsea, meaning he will no longer be able to purchase tickets with the Blues.
Spurs Web Opinion:
I hope this man is extremely embarrassed by his actions, especially after they were likely seen by his friends, family, and work colleagues. This kind of stuff has no place in the game and the sooner we stamp it out the better.
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