Manchester United take action on six fans who abused Son Heung-Min
According to The Athletic, Manchester United have taken action against six fans who abused Tottenham star Son Heung-Min. Son received racist abuse online after the game against United and the club have taken action against them, three of which are season ticket holders at Old Trafford.
The incident occurred after our 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on 11th April. Tottenham had taken the lead in the first half through Sonny before second-half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood saw Jose Mourinho & co. end up without a win yet again after taking the lead in a game.
Prior to Son scoring in the first half, there was 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 build-up. 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. Manchester United, thankfully, began proceedings to identify the abusers and they managed to do so. Six people were identified and three of them are season ticket holders, who have been suspended (h/t The Athletic).
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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’. This is definitely the right step from United to hold those accountable for such vile and racist abuse aimed at players. One can only hope that this has some effect in curbing such future incidents.