Tottenham reacts to Son Heung-Min’s online racial abuse

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Following their 2-0 derby victory over West Ham, Tottenham called for action in response to “utterly abhorrent online racist abuse” directed towards Son Heung-min. 

Son was benched for West Ham’s visit on Sunday, but he scored as a second-half substitute after Emerson Royal’s opening goal in an easy victory for Spurs. 

The South Korean international reportedly faced online racial abuse following Tottenham’s victory that put them in the top four despite having played one more game than Newcastle United, who are in fifth place.

“We have been made aware of the utterly reprehensible online racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min during today’s match, which has been reported by the club,” a Tottenham statement read.

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“We stand with Sonny and once again call on the social media companies and authorities to take action.”

It is not the first time that 30-year-old Son has been the target of alarming criticism; he supposedly endured something similar last season against Chelsea. 

Due to recent events involving racial abuse directed against Birmingham City’s Troy Deeney and Brentford’s Ivan Toney, football clubs have urged for increased action from social media corporations to stop these incidents.

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