West Ham fan vs Tottenham’s Son Heung-min
As reported in the Guardian, a West Ham fan has been fined for racially abusing Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.
The incident stems back to West Ham’s League Cup match against Spurs at the London Stadium in October.
Tottenham won that cup tie 3-1, with Son scoring twice in the victory.
The authorities reacted to a complaint from one Hammers’ fan about racial abuse aimed at Son from another Irons’ supporter.
Son Heung-min called ‘DVD’
The unnamed West Ham fan has since pleaded guilty to the racially aggravated offence.
The heart of the offence was the West Ham fan calling South Korean star Son “DVD”.
DVD is a well-known racial slur which is aimed at Asians, and Son has been targeted with that term before.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) March 12, 2017
Indeed, this isn’t the first time a West Ham fan has adopted the slur against the Spurs forward.
SHOCKING!!! Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min racially abused by West Ham fan. pic.twitter.com/HT2GXtsnFc
— FC90 (@FanCulture90) November 17, 2017
West Ham fan fined £184
In total, the West Ham fan was fined £184 by the court, plus another £110 in costs.
While the court didn’t issue the fan with a football banning order, West Ham have confirmed that the supporter is currently barred from attending matches.
The club have also said, however, that should the fan complete an educational course, that decision may be reviewed.
A West Ham fan has been fined and banned indefinitely from the London Stadium after racially abusing Son Heung-min during the League Cup game against Tottenham in October https://t.co/fPWdewWSi0 #whufc #thfc
— Jacob Steinberg (@JacobSteinberg) May 22, 2019