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21st Jun 2022

12 men handed ‘community resolutions’ for racially abusing Heung min-Son on Twitter

Callum Boyle

Heung min-Son

The men also wrote apologies to Son

A group of 12 men have been handed “community resolutions” and have provided written apologies for racially abusing Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung min-Son on Twitter.

The abusive messages were sent after Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester United on April 11, 2021. Tottenham released a statement on the day of the game, condemning the messages that had been sent.

It read: “Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players.

“This has again been reported to the platforms and we shall now undertake a full review alongside the Premier League to determine the most effective action moving forward. We stand with you, Sonny.”

At the time, Twitter confirmed that they had removed a number of posts due to their racially offensive content and that they would conduct a full review themselves.

Heung min-Son

A spokesperson confirmed all 12 men were given community resolutions

The Metropolitan Police launched a series of raids across England and Wales in May of last year and detained 12 men – ranging between the ages 20 to 63 – on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred.

All of the men detained by the police were dealt with and have since all written letters of apology to the Tottenham forward.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police told Sky Sports News: “A group of 12 men who were arrested, or interviewed under caution, under suspicion of using words or behaviour, or displaying written material with intent to stir up racial hatred, as part of a Met investigation into online racist abuse directed at a high profile London footballer, have been given community resolutions.

“All 12 men have written letters of apology to the victim.”

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