After striker Son Heung-min experienced “utterly disgusting” online racial abuse during Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League victory against West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur has urged social media companies to take action.
The 30-year-old captain of South Korea, Son, scored the second goal for Spurs four minutes after being substituted in during the London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham released a statement saying, “We have been made aware of the utterly reprehensible online racist abuse directed at Heung-min Son during today’s match, which has been reported by the club.
“We stand with Sonny and once again call on the social media companies and authorities to take action.”
In August, after Son received racist slurs during Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Spurs at Stamford Bridge, a season ticket holder was given an indefinite suspension by the club.
In response to the racial abuse that Brentford striker Ivan Toney received on Instagram, the anti-racism organisation Kick It Out demanded this month that social media platforms implement “real reforms.”