Report: Police are investigating Twitter hate crime aimed at Spurs star

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Dom Le Roy

Merseyside Police are now said to be investigating an instance of hate crime aimed at Tottenham Hotspur star, Heung Min Son, on the social networking site, Twitter (Daily Mail).

The abusive tweet, which is said to have contained racist language to describe Son, came after Tottenham’s game against Everton at Goodison Park.

Son was sent off in the game by referee Martin Atkinson after his tackle led to a horror injury for Everton midfielder, Andre Gomes.

A combination of Son’s challenge from behind, Gomes’ foot catching the turf, and Serge Aurier’s late tackle resulted in an ankle fracture-dislocation.

Gomes was stretchered off and taken to hospital where he underwent surgery on his ankle.

A spokesperson from the Merseyside Police said that they received a report of the Twitter post on Sunday and will now look to bring the person responsible to justice.

The statement read: ‘Merseyside Police will not tolerate hate crime in any form and is working to identify and bring to justice anyone found responsible for committing a hate crime.’

Tottenham take on Red Star Belgrade in Serbia tomorrow night and Heung Min Son has travelled with the squad.

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