Tottenham 6-0 Millwall. By Kadeem Simmonds at White Hart Lane
TOTTENHAM entered the semi-final of the FA Cup yesterday with the backdrop of racist abuse aimed at Son Heung Min from bigoted Millwall supporters.
Son scored a hat-trick in the 6-0 victory but every time he touched the ball, audible chants of “DVD” and “three for a fiver” could be heard from one corner of White Hart Lane.
His first goal, after substitute Christian Eriksen had opened the scoring in the 30th minute, was celebrated wildly by teammate Kyle Walker from the bench, who was visibly delighted for his colleague.
When Son miscontrolled the ball, Millwall fans jeered, only to be silenced moments later when his left-footed shot found the back of the net.
With the score 2-0 at the break, much of the talk at half-time was about the racist chants aimed at the South Korean. When he grabbed his second goal of the game six minutes into the second half, making the score 3-0 to the home side, the ground erupted into applause.
It was a clear message from the Spurs fans that racism will not be tolerated at their gaff.
Son played no part in the fourth, scored by Deli Alli, but provided the assist for Vincent Janssen to make it five and all-but silence those who travelled from south-east London.
And the No 7 topped off his incredible performance with his third in stoppage time.
There were also a few boos when Tottenham’s Vincent Wanyama touched the ball and those got louder when the Kenyan international went down injured in the first half, though that could have been because the away section thought he had gone down fairly easily.
Regardless, the last FA Cup tie played at the Lane was marred by the disgusting behaviour of the minority inside the stadium, who had little to cheer about throughout the match. Millwall manager Neil Harris said the club do not condone racist chants and that racism has no place in football or society.
The Premier League side were well in control for the entirety of the 90 minutes, though Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be concerned by the severity of Harry Kane’s ankle injury picked up in the opening stages of the game.
Son will grab all the headlines for his dominant display and attention will turn to tonight’s semi-final draw, which could pit Tottenham against Arsenal at Wembley for a place in the final.