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09th Nov 2023

Heung-min Son couldn’t take selfie with fan because of strict rule

Callum Boyle

Heung-min Son

Son apologised to the fan after he was unable to take the selfie

A video of Heung-min Son apologising to a fan after turning down their request of a selfie has gone viral.

Son was away on international duty with South Korea at the time as he and his teammates were travelling up to Newcastle to face Saudi Arabia in a friendly.

Ahead of the fixture the 31-year-old was spotted signing autographs and taking selfies however the Spurs captain was unable to hold the phone of one supporter due a strict rule imposed.

Away from the pitch, Son has a brand deal with Samsung and due to that, can’t be seen holding phones/technology made by rival competitors.

In the video, Son can be seen folding his arms and apologising to the fan before telling her that he could pose for a selfie so long as he wasn’t holding the phone itself.

Samsung confirmed Son as their Galaxy brand ambassador in July and as the poster boy for football in South Korea, has attracted even more attention.

The Spurs captain has started the season on fire since being given the armband by Ange Postecoglou, scoring eight goals in 11 Premier League games.

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