Tottenham call for action from social media companies as Heung-min Son is subjected to ‘utterly reprehensible’ racist abuse online during win over West Ham
Tottenham have known as for social media companies to take action after Heung-min Son was subjected to racist abuse online during their win over West Ham.
Son got here off the bench to internet Spurs’ second aim of their 2-0 win in opposition to the Hammers on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the South Korean ahead receiving a heart-warming message from a fan within the floor shortly after the ultimate whistle.
Tottenham launched an announcement on the abuse of Son after the match
Nevertheless, the participant was subjected to racist abuse on social media, one thing which Tottenham have strongly condemned.
Following the match, Spurs posted on Twitter: “We have now been made conscious of the completely reprehensible online racist abuse directed at Heung-Min Son during at present’s match, which has been reported by the membership.
“We stand with Sonny and as soon as once more call on the social media companies and authorities to take action.”
The Soccer Affiliation replied to Tottenham’s tweet with an analogous call for action afterward Sunday night.
“We strongly condemn the racist abuse geared toward Son Heung-min this night,” learn an FA tweet.
“This has no place in our recreation and we totally assist the authorities and social media companies to take the strongest potential action to sort out it.”
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Brentford striker Ivan Toney was topic to online racist abuse earlier this month
Anti-racism group Kick It Out earlier this month demanded ‘significant reforms’ after Brentford striker Ivan Toney was subjected to racial abuse on Instagram.
The abuse occurred after Toney’s controversial equaliser in opposition to Arsenal, which ought to have been dominated out by VAR for offside in opposition to team-mate Christian Norgaard.
Toney revealed in October final 12 months that he had been focused on Instagram after scoring each objectives in a 2-0 league victory over Brighton.
Meta, the dad or mum firm of Instagram and Fb, condemned the abuse on the time, however stated it couldn’t take take action as a result of the message had not been reported throughout the app.
Police had been known as in and Antonio Neill of Robert Road, Blyth, Northumberland, admitted a cost of sending an offensive message to Toney at Newcastle Magistrates’ Courtroom in January.