Tottenham to hold social media review after Son Heung-min receives racial abuse
The incident occurred after our 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday evening. Tottenham had taken the lead in the first half through Sonny before second half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood meant Jose Mourinho & co. ended up without a win yet again after taking the lead in a game.
Prior to Son scoring in the first half, there had been an incident when Manchester United had a goal ruled out after it appeared that the South Korean had been fouled by Scott McTominay in the buildup. Admittedly, the 28-year-old made the most of it but the referee did deem it to be a foul and the goal was chalked off.
After the first-half incident, Son received a ton of racial abuses on his social media platforms as per the report. This comes after Davinson Sanchez had been subjected to vile racist abuse after our 2-2 draw against Newcastle a week ago.
Following the latest incident, Tottenham released a statement on the matter insisting that they will conduct a review along with the Premier League to decide on the best course of action moving forward.
“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.”
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
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Such incidents happening week in week out is just not acceptable. It is high time that social media platforms take action against these so-called ‘fans’.