Tottenhams Heung-Min Son has claimed that he has suffered racist abuse since moving to England from Germany.
The 26-year-old moved to Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 and has gone on to become a key player for Tottenham, scoring 64 goals in all competitions.
The South Korean was asked about his experience of racist abuse in the wake of comments his Spurs team-mate Danny Rose made, saying he cannot wait to see the back of football.
Son says that he too has had to deal with racial abuse: The racism we are talking about a few times. Ive had racism since I played in England but the best reaction is to not react to anything.
We are playing football as humans, it doesnt matter what country you come from. We play football and we should protect the players who face racism.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke out against racist abuse, stating that it is a thing that we need to work together to stop.
Its a thing that not only Danny suffered, its [Raheem] Sterling and different people and people on the street, said the Tottenham manager.
We dont know and its a thing that we need to work together to stop. But its not only in football, its in different areas.
Thats what more painful because those people cant go and say how much it hurts. We are very sorry for Danny and Sterling because of what they suffered but they can denounce it.
There are many people who can only go home with it.
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling experienced the racist abuse Rose received while playing for England against Montenegro last month.
Sterling said after the incident: To be honest with you, I didnt hear it personally but Danny [Rose] made it clear thats what they were doing so I just wanted to show them that theyre goRead More – Source