Spurs hit back at 'ABHORRENT' abuse aimed at Son on social media
Tottenham slam ‘ABHORRENT’ racist abuse aimed at Son Heung-min on social media after South Korean star was accused of play-acting to get Manchester United goal disallowed
- Tottenham hit out at racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min on social media
- Son was at the centre of the VAR decision to disallow an Edinson Cavani goal
- He went down holding his face after being fended off by Scott McTominay
- The Tottenham striker later received racist abuse on social media platforms
Tottenham have hit out at the racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min on social media.
South Korea star Son was at the centre of the decision to disallow an Edinson Cavani goal in Manchester United’s 3-1 Premier League win at Spurs.
He went down holding his face after being fended off by Scott McTominay in the build-up to the goal, which referee Chris Kavanagh eventually ruled out after a VAR intervention.
Tottenham have hit out at the racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min on social media
The club took to Twitter to support their player following the ‘abhorrent’ abuse he received
The Spurs striker later received racist abuse on social media platforms, leading Tottenham to issue a statement on Twitter.
‘Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players,’ read the statement.
‘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.’
Tottenham’s statement came in response to the vile messages that were posted on both Instagram and Twitter.
Son was at the centre of the decision to disallow an Edinson Cavani goal in United’s 3-1 win
Tottenham’s statement came in response to vile messages that were posted on social media
Football is facing growing concern over the abuse directed at players on social media platforms, with stars being regularly targeted.
Last month, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry announced that he would remove himself from social media until the platforms started taking racism seriously.
Henry said he would only return once companies regulate online abuse ‘with the same vigour and ferocity’ as they tackle copyright infringements.
Thierry Henry said that he will disable his social media accounts until changes are made
The Arsenal legend called on platforms to do more to combat ‘bullying and racism’
Facebook, which owns Instagram, previously stated that there is ‘no place’ for discriminatory abuse on the ever-popular platform – according to Sky News.
However, Manchester United midfielder Fred received vile racist abuse following their FA Cup quarter-final exit to Leicester after he made an error leading to Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal.
Fred’s Manchester United team-mates Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Axel Tuanzebe are among those who have also been abused online this season.
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