Son Heung-min subjected to racial abuse after Tottenham’s loss to Manchester United

The South Korean was involved in an incident that saw a Manchester United goal by Edinson Cavani controversially ruled out.

Son was abused racially on social media after Tottenham's 1-3 deafaet by Manchester United in the Premiere League on Sunday; photo credit:twitter/@SpursOfficial
By Sreejith C R | Apr 12, 2021 | 1 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Son Heung-min was subjected to racial abuse on social media after Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-3 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur have condemned the racist social media abuse suffered by Son Heung-min after the South Korean was involved in an incident that denied United a goal in the 33rd minute of the match. Son was accused of going down too easily after McTominay’s flailing arm caught the Tottenham attacker in the build-up to the goal scored by Edinson Cavani, which was later ruled out after VAR intervention. Seven minutes after the incident Son went on to score a goal. After the match, both the managers- Ole Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho exchanged a few heated words about the incident.

The attacking midfielder was subjected to racial abuse both in reply to a tweet from Tottenham’s official account and in the comment section of his most recent Instagram post.

“Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players,” a statement from Tottenham Hotspur 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.”

Son became the latest victim of online racist abuse after Raheem sterling received hateful messages following Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to Leeds United on Saturday.

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