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Spurs Condemn Racist Abuse Of Son After Man Utd Defeat

Tottenham Hotspur have strongly condemned the abhorrent online racist abuse of Heung-Min Son following their 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United on Sunday.

An Edinson Cavani 33rd minute goal was controversially disallowed by VAR after Scott McTominay’s arm was spotted on Heung-Min Son in the build-up.

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Son scored the lead for Spurs shortly after, turning in a pass from Lucas Moura, before United mounted a comeback through Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood in the second half.

Following the game, a number of social media users directed racist insults at Son.

A Tottenham statement read: “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.”

Twitter has told Sky Sports News they have removed numerous posts for their racially offensive content and are continuing to look into the matter.

A Twitter spokesperson said: “There is no room for racist abuse on Twitter and we are resolute in our commitment to ensure the football conversation on our service is safe for fans, players and everyone involved in the game.

“When we identify accounts that violate any of the Twitter Rules, we take enforcement action. We have proactively engaged and continue to collaborate with our valued partners in football to identify ways to tackle this issue collectively and will continue to play our part in curbing this unacceptable behaviour – both online and offline.”

Son became the latest player to be racially abused online after Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita.

Meanwhile, Spurs boss Jose Mourihno has called United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who claimed that Son had ‘conned’ officials in the incident with McTominay.

The Manchester United boss said: “We shouldn’t be conned. If my son stayed down for three minutes and needed 10 mates to help him up, he wouldn’t get any food.”

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