Son Heung-min of Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL) suffered racial discrimination.
Tottenham lost 3-4 against Liverpool in the 34th round of the EPL in the 2022-23 season at Anfield, Liverpool, England on the 1st. Even in defeat, Son Heung-min shone.
안전놀이터 He scored a goal that turned the tide in a 1-3 trail. It was Son Heung-min who tied with Cristiano Ronaldo with the 103rd goal in the EPL and succeeded in scoring in double digits for 7 consecutive seasons. In Tottenham, it was the 2nd all-time following Kane and the 9th all-time record in the EPL.
However, racist remarks towards him came out and became controversial. British Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, 77, expressed that Son Heung-min fouled Liverpool Cody Gakpo in the 7th minute of the second half, and Tyler “did martial arts.” Local media interpreted it as a racist remark demeaning Asians.
Then Tyler had to receive a lot of criticism, especially Tottenham and Son Heung-min fans. They exploded in rage as they lashed out at Tyler.
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ introduced the fans’ reactions.
“Retire Tyler!”, “Should have apologized for the remarks immediately after the game”, “Sky Sports investigate and discipline Tyler for racist comments!”, “Really disgusting”, “For xenophobic racist comments. Expressed sharp reactions such as “unhappy”.