Newcastle United set to investigate alleged racist gesture made towards Tottenham Hotspur fans in their latest fixture
According to a statement released by Newcastle United (h/t The Athletic) [Subscription Required], the Magpies will help in the undertaking of an investigation into the alleged racist gestures that were directed towards Tottenham Hotspur fans.
Despite all the precautions that are being taken by the Premier League to eradicate racism we still witness such inhumane actions from time to time. The Spurs players themselves have been at the receiving end of such vile gestures with Son Heung-Min of the Tottenham camp having to bear the brunt of it.
The Premier League has always tried to instil the values of unity and cohesion in the beautiful game which does not differentiate between gender, race, or religion. Football has always brought together people from different cultures and societies and acted as a gateway to strengthening the bond between people.
Newcastle United made it very clear in their statement that there is no room for racism in their club as well as society:
“Newcastle United is aware of an alleged racist gesture made by an individual towards Tottenham Hotspur supporters inside St. James’ Park during Sunday’s match. An investigation is underway and the police have been made aware. Our message is clear – football is for everyone. Discrimination has absolutely no place in football, in the street, online, or in wider society and we will not tolerate it under any circumstances.”
Many of the players come to the PL from different parts of the world to supports their families and help build their football careers. Such incidents only tarnish the name of the sport and make it difficult for fans and players to continue to give their best for the club without holding anything back.
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The PL has also set up a new campaign in support of the top clubs to combat racism at every level. This will include a variety of aspects like enhanced steward training, new educational resources, and collaboration with social media companies to stop cyberbullying and racism.