Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (left) fights for the ball with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. The Spurs star...
|Tottenham Hotspur’s South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (left) fights for the ball with Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. The Spurs star was racially abused on social media after the game. Photo: AFP|
Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players. This has again been reported to the platforms and we shall now undertake a full review alongside the Premier League to determine the most effective action moving forward.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 11, 2021
We stand with you, Sonny. pic.twitter.com/fNBpSykJJo
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke out after the game, criticising Son and saying that “the game is gone” after the decision to disallow the goal.
“If that was my son and he stays down and he needs his mates to help him up, he doesn’t get food because that’s embarrassing,” Solskjaer said after the game.
Solskjaer said that the referee had been conned by Son
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho did not mince his words in response to Solskjaer, the man who replaced him in charge of the Old Trafford side.
Solskjaer 🆚 Mourinho food fight! 🍽 pic.twitter.com/Elth7SKb0G— Goal (@goal) April 11, 2021
“It’s very, very sad. I think it’s really sad that you don’t ask me about that. It’s sad you don’t have the moral honesty to treat me the same way as you treat others.
No problem with a bit of deflection from a manager after their team loses but taking Solskjaer’s comments literally here is a new low from Mourinho. As pathetic as it is hilarious pic.twitter.com/PSzKQQ4B05— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) April 11, 2021
The 28-year-old was targeted by racists online, with comments coming in response to a tweet from the official Spurs account and on his personal Instagram account.
Twitter and Facebook, who also own Instagram, have been criticised for allowing racist abuse on their platforms.