Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) smiled broadly as he scored his fifth goal in the league. However, he was shocked when it was belatedly revealed that he had suffered racial discrimination from ignorant soccer fans.
Son Heung-min played as a substitute in the home game against West Ham in the 24th round of the 2022-23 English Premier League (EPL)온라인바카라 held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 20th (Korean time), but scored a key goal in the 27th minute of the second half, leading the team to 2-0. led to victory He was put on as a substitute in the 23rd minute of the second half, and 4 minutes later he shook the net. The opening goal was scored by Tottenham defender Emerson Royal.
But there were also shocking and unfortunate things. That Son Heung-min was victim of racial discrimination. On this day, Tottenham said through Instagram, “The club learned that there was an online racist act against Son Heung-min during today’s game. We will stand with Son Heung-min. We ask social media companies and authorities to take strong action. “I do,” he said in an official statement.
Racism is a bad act that should not be allowed anywhere, apart from sports. Soccer fans also wrote cheering messages, saying, “Cheer up, Son Heung-min,” and “Such people must be punished.”
In fact, this is not the first time that a racial discrimination incident has occurred in relation to Son Heung-min. In August of last year, a rival Chelsea fan was banned from entering the stadium after tearing his eyes at Son Heung-min as a mockery. In 2021, Manchester United fans posted racist social media posts. At the time, the British police investigated and made them write a letter of apology. In 2018, West Ham fans were fined for racist comments.
In the end, Tottenham was also firmly upset. He actively went out to protect Son Heung-min from racial discrimination.
Meanwhile, Tottenham recorded 13 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses (42 points) that day and rose to 4th place in the league. It pushed Newcastle (41 points), the ranking competitor, to 5th place. Son Heung-min scored 5 goals and 3 assists in 22 league games. Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, gave Son Heung-min a good rating of 7.2.