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

first_imgTOTTENHAM ejected a 13-year-old Burnley fan 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.1 Tottenham have launched an investigation after a 13-year-old allegedly racially abused Son Heung-minCredit: AFP or licensorsDuring the game, Son had scored one of the goals of the season after running the length of the field to slot past Nick Pope.It is unknown whether the alleged racial incident happened before or after the 27-year-old’s strike, with both Spurs and Burnley confirming that they are seeking more information.In a statement released on their website, Sean Dyche’s side 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.”The sickening abuse was part of a shameful weekend in English football, when a fan was arrested following an episode in the Manchester Derby.A disturbing video posted on social media showed Anthony Burke appearing to make monkey gestures towards United midfielder Fred during the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over rivals City at the Etihad.The 26-year-old was also pelted with missiles as a bottle of water and several lighters were hurled from the stands, with one object striking the midfielder on the back.The FA are investigating both incidents, while City have released a statement vowing to issue lifetime bans to any supporters found guilty of racist behaviour.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBurke, meanwhile, insisted he was innoncent, writing on Facebook: “Listen, I’m only [a] racist c*** because I had a screenshot that made me look it.”However, I ain’t racist, watch the match half of it was me with me putting my hands in my pants. I know the true.”Greater Manchester Police confirmed a man has been detained although they offered no further details.José Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img

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