July 28, 2021

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Son racially abused after defeat to Manchester United

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son on Sunday became the latest Premier League player to be targeted with racist abuse on social media after a match.

The South Korea international was involved in an incident which saw a goal from Edinson Cavani ruled out in the first half of Spurs’ 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Scott McTominay was adjudged to have fouled Son in the build-up to what would have been the opening goal of the game.

Son, who scored Tottenham’s goal, was targeted with racist insults both in replies to a tweet from the club’s 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,” Tottenham said in a 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.”

Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram have declined interview requests recently from The Associated Press to discuss how they are working to eradicate racist abuse sent to footballers.

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