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Tottenham investigate alleged racist abuse towards Son

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 13: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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Tottenham Hotspur is investigating claims that Heung-min Son was racially abused by a Spurs fan at Wembley Stadium.

It occurred during Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday, as a journalist attending the game with his son claims that the South Korea star was racially abused by a supporter sitting in the Tottenham section.

“I’ve not experienced racism at football for about 15 years, but today at Spurs was hideous. Reported to stewards, confronted him myself and was called a c*** while I was standing next to my son, Hideous... Spurs have been in touch and I’ll work with them to find the person. Stand-up to racism and it won’t survive, let it go and it will just get worse. Spurs are looking into this now, and have been great.”

After the defeat Son departed London for the UAE, where he will play for South Korea in the 2019 Asian Cup. He will be away on international duty until the end of January.

This incident follows a string of similar incidents in recent months in the Premier League.

Fans of Chelsea were suspended by the club pending an investigation into alleged racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, a Tottenham fan was also handed a stadium ban for throwing a banana at Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in December and arrests were made last week for racially aggravated public order offences during the League Cup semifinal between Spurs and Chelsea and Wembley.

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