August 19, 2022

Chelsea Decry Racial Abuse Aimed at Son Heung-min

Chelsea have launched a probe into alleged racist abuse directed at Son Heung-min following last week’s English Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

During the 2-2 draw on Sunday, 14 August, reports claim that a member of the stadium crowd made a gesture discriminating against the Spurs forward’s ethnicity – Son is originally from South Korea – while he took a corner kick.

The club released a statement on Thursday, 18 August, calling the behaviour “totally abhorrent” while promising that the guilty party would face “the strongest action”.

“Chelsea FC has consistently made its zero tolerance position on discriminatory behaviour very clear, yet there are still idiots like this that attach themselves to this club as so-called ‘fans’, which shames Chelsea FC, our coaches, players, staff and our true supporters,” the statement added further.

The back of every seat at Chelsea’s home grounds has instructions for reporting such incidents, with previous instances of fans spewing racial abuse receiving life bans.

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