Heung-min Son was the target of racist abuse on social media following Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, with Spurs condemning the “abhorrent” abuse.
Son was involved in an incident which saw an Edinson Cavani goal ruled out in the first half for the visitors, with Scott McTominay adjudged to have fouled Son in the build-up.
The South Korea forward was targeted with racist insults both in replies to a tweet from Spurs’ official account and in the comments section on his most recent Instagram post.
“Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players,” a statement from the north London club read.
“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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Son became the latest victim in a seemingly endless string of online racist abuse, with Raheem Sterling having received hateful messages in the wake of Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to Leeds on Saturday.
Son’s team-mate Davinson Sanchez was recently subjected to racist abuse online, with Spurs boss Jose Mourinho suggesting earlier this week that the club would consider a boycott of social media to take a stand against the problem.