TOTTENHAM have demanded social media companies act tougher on racial abuse after Son Heung-min was targeted against West Ham.
The South Korea attacker faced what Spurs called “utterly reprehensible” online racism during Sunday’s 2-0 Prem win.
And in a club statement the North Londoners said: “We have been made aware of the utterly reprehensible online racist abuse directed at Heung-Min Son during today’s match, which has been reported by the Club.
“We stand with Sonny and once again call on the social media companies and authorities to take action.”
Son, 30, has been the victim of online abuse before.
And eight arrests were made following similar allegations in a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United in April 2021.
Fans online rallied round Son on Sunday night.
One posted: “This is disgraceful and disgusting behaviour, and it should be dealt with….. We stand with you, Sonny. Sending lots of love Sonny x”
Another wrote: “Far too regular I’m not even shocked anymore. Sad world we live in.”
And a third said: “It’s so sad how people always stoop so low.”
Supporters of rival clubs shared the sentiment too.
One posted: “Arsenal fan here to say that I hate spurs, but even so, racist behavior is disgusting. We gotta do better as a society.”
And from the followers of Sunday’s visitors came this message: “As a West Ham fan we do not associate them with our club. You won fair and square. It’s embarrassing how low people go over a game of football.”