A space for racism… “Dog meat” to Son Heung-min – La Liga officially sues Vinicius case

February 20, 2023 0 Comments

Is a soccer stadium really a place where there is ‘No Room for Racism’? Even in a place where everyone should be loved, many players, including Son Heung-min, are suffering from racism from the crowd.

Son Heung-min suffered racial discrimination. Son Heung-min played as a substitute in the match against West Ham United on the 20th (Korean time) and scored a key goal to help Tottenham Hotspur win.

This seems to have been avoided by ‘loser’ West Ham fans. Some West Ham fans belittled Son Heung-min by posting articles related to Korea’s ‘dog meat eating’, such as “children who eat dog meat” toward Son Heung-min online.

Immediately after, several groups of protesters followed. Tottenham immediately said through the official SNS, “We learned of online racist abuse against Son Heung-min, which should be completely condemned. We stand with Son Heung-min and once again urge social media companies and authorities to take action.”

So did the anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out. They criticized those who perpetrated racial discrimination in a strong tone, saying, “Some remarks aimed at Son Heung-min are disgusting.” 온라인카지노

Heung-Min Son is not alone. Just a week ago, Brentford striker Ivan Tony was also a victim. After scoring the equalizer against Arsenal, Tony faced abusive language and racist messages on social media.

Brentford said at the time: “We will not accept that and we will do everything we can. How many times does this need to happen?” he criticized the continued racist behavior. The Premier League also said: “No one should have to face the kind of abuse Tony received. It is an act that has lost its place in football and society.”

Contrary to the wishes of the Premier League, racism is still prevalent in football. It’s not just an England problem. Racism has long been a social issue in all countries that have world-class soccer leagues.

Vinicius Junior has always been a target of racism. This season alone, numerous reports of Vinicius being racist by the crowd were captured and reported by numerous local media.

It was the same in the last game. Vinicius was racially abused by a nearby crowd while celebrating Marco Asensio’s second-half extra time goal against Osasuna on the 19th.

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