Tottenham defender Pedro Porro is the latest to fall victim to fan abuse in north London, with the Spaniard having been forced to delete his social media accounts after the 3-2 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon.
The Lilywhites took the lead against the Cherries, but were pegged back and, though they briefly levelled the score at 2-2, a late winner from Dango Ouattara ensured that managerless Tottenham handed all three points to the relegation-threatened side in north London.
During the game, much of the anger from sections of the Tottenham fans was directed at Davinson Sanchez, who came on with the lilywhites in control and whose mistakes cost them two goals.
His pass to Pedro Porro led to the Bournemouth opener, before a deflection off the Colombian inadvertently played in Dominic Solanke to hand them the lead.
Coming on 10 minutes before half time, Sanchez was unceremoniously replaced after just an hour, with the fans having booed his touches immediately after the goal.
‘It started earlier, it’s when he came on the pitch,’ captain Lloris told beIN Sports. ‘I’ve never seen this in my career. I feel really bad for Davinson. He’s a team-mate, he’s a friend and he’s been fighting for the club for many many years now, and it’s just sad.
‘The story is sad for the club, for the fans, for the player. It’s something you don’t want to see in football.’
It was not only Sanchez who had issues after the game, with Football London reporting that January addition Pedro Porro was also targetted.
‘After his mistake for the first goal and then being nudged out of an aerial duel easily in the build-up to Bournemouth’s winner, he found himself abused from all angles on social media, prompting him to delete both his Twitter and Instagram accounts’, they report.
Like their west London rivals Chelsea, the end of Tottenham’s season cannot come soon enough, with the club looking a mess from top to bottom as it stands even if they do manage to scrape a spot in the top four come the end of May.