Son Heung-min: Tottenham confirm investigation into alleged racial abuse vs Crystal Palace.
Tottenham have confirmed they are working with police to investigate alleged racist abuse of Son Heung-min during Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Crystal Palace.
A video circulated on social media shows a man in the Palace end making a racist gesture towards Son, who was walking past that part of the ground.
A statement from Spurs reads: “We are aware of an allegation of racial abuse towards Heung-Min Son during yesterday’s match.
“Discrimination of any kind is abhorrent and has no place in society, our game and at our Club.
“We are working with Met Police and Crystal Palace to investigate and identify the individual involved.
“We will do everything in our powers to ensure that if found guilty, the individual will receive the strongest possible action – as was the case earlier this season when Son suffered similar racial abuse at Chelsea.”
A statement from Palace adds: “We are aware of a video circulating online (as well as reports made directly to us) regarding an individual in the away end at Spurs yesterday, appearing to make racist gestures towards Heung-Min Son. Evidence has been shared with the police, and when he is identified, he will face a club ban. We will not tolerate such behaviour in our club.”
Thomas Burchell was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and given a stadium ban by Chelsea after making a racist gesture towards Son back in August 2022. He was also banned from attending any live football matches for three years and fined a total of £1,107.
Son was substituted late on in Tottenham’s 1-0 win on Saturday. Harry Kane headed in the only goal of the game to secure a first win in five games and move Spurs back up to sixth in Premier League.