Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United have both unequivocally condemned the racist abuse directed at Blades goalkeeper Wes Foderingham following the game on Saturday.
Foderingham played all 90 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and continued his good form, coming up with several crucial saves to keep the home side at bay.
It looked like the Sheffield club would walk away with all three points after Gustavo Hamer had given them an unlikely second-half lead.
Racism will not be tolerated in the Premier League
After the game, Foderingham took to social media to reveal that he had received some racist abuse and that his family had been threatened.
Sheffield United condemned the racist and threatening messages sent to their number one and stated that they would work with the relevant bodies to investigate and support the goalkeeper.
Sheffield United condemn the racist, abusive and threatening messages that have been sent to Wes Foderingham after yesterday’s game against Spurs.
The club will now work with relevant bodies to investigate and support Wes.
There is no room for racism in our game. pic.twitter.com/FJe3cIxraE
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) September 17, 2023
Tottenham quickly followed suit, insisting that they would not hesitate to take the strongest possible action, including club bans, against anyone found responsible.
We are disgusted to hear of racist, abusive and threatening messages sent to Wes Foderingham following yesterday’s match.
The Club stands firmly against all forms of discrimination and will cooperate fully with Sheffield United and the relevant bodies in their investigations.… https://t.co/Jhwz9V1m5U
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 17, 2023
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Any fan found to have sent racist or threatening messages to Foderingham needs to be hit with the harshest punishment possible to send out a clear message that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable.
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