Son Heung-Min
Son Heung-Min

Everton Investigates Alleged Racist Abuse Of Son Heung-Min  

Austin Papi

Everton is currently investigating the alleged racist abuse of Tottenham’s winger, Son Heung-Min, after the sides had a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.

The South Korean international was sent off by the referee, Martin Atkinson, for a trip on Everton midfielder, Andre Gomes, which led to a collision with the right-back, Serge Aurier. Gomes was stretchered off with a horrific injury, which has been confirmed to be a fractured dislocation in his right ankle.

Both Aurier and Son who were distressed after realising the severity of Gomes’ injury, were booed. Reports allege that Everton fans at Goodison Park used racial slurs to demean the 27-year-old Son, who had left the pitch in tears.

"Everton is investigating an alleged incident of racist behaviour by a supporter attending today's fixture against Tottenham,” an official statement from Everton read.

"Everton strongly condemns any form of racism. Any such behaviour has no place within our stadium, our club, our community or our game."

Tottenham had taken the lead through Dele Alli’s second Premier League goal in three games but, with the visitors reduced to ten men, Everton equalised in stoppage time through Turkish forward, Cenk Tosun.

Son was visibly shaken by the injury to Gomes, and teammate, Dele Alli, said after the game that Son was inconsolable in the dressing room.

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