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Tottenham eject 13-year-old Burnley fan from match after alleged racist abuse towards Son

Tottenham eject 13-year-old Burnley fan – yes yet more abuse – from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son.

The young supporter was seen by stewards appearing to have been discriminating against the South Korean during Jose Mourinho’s side’s 5-0 win over the Clarets.

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During the game, Son scored a goal of the season contender after running the length of the field to smoothly slot the ball home.

It is not said whether the alleged racial incident happened before or after the wonder goal, but both Spurs and Burnley confirming that they are seeking more information.

In a statement released on their website, Sean Dyche’s team wrote: “Burnley Football Club is aware of an incident during the Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley game on Saturday, December 7.

“During the Premier League game, a 13-year-old Burnley supporter was ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following an alleged racist gesture towards Spurs player Heung-Min Son.

“The minor, who was accompanied by a guardian, is now under investigation by the Metropolitan Police, with help from Lancashire Police and the two clubs.

“In the meantime, Burnley Football Club will be contacting the teenager and his family, with a view to an enforced educational programme, run in conjunction with Kick It Out and Burnley FC in the Community.

“Burnley Football Club would like to reiterate its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.”

It comes days after a Man City fan was arrested after allegedly making a monkey gesture towards Manchester United players.

And just today it was revealed that two Wolves fans have been arrested for homophobic abuse during their game at Brighton.

Wolves “strongly condemned” the behaviour and said they are “offering support” to Sussex Police.

In a statement, the club added: “There is no room in football or society for discrimination of any kind.”

A Brighton statement said the individuals were ejected by stewards and arrested outside.

“It’s both sad and depressing that once again we find ourselves having to address another situation of discriminatory abuse,” said Brighton chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber.


After finding about both Tottenham eject 13-year-old Burnley fan and the Wolves fans who gave homophobic abuse at Brighton, social media users expressed their shock – see those tweets on the next page.


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