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Mar
2017
Tuesday 14th
posted by Morning Star in Sport

by Our Sports Desk

TOTTENHAM will provide video footage to the Football Association in a bid to help identify any fans guilty of racist chanting during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Millwall.

Spurs’ Son Heung Min is said to have been unaware of the racist chanting emanating from the away end, with Lions fans alluding to stereotypes of Asians flogging bootleg DVDs.

Nevertheless, he stuck one in the eye for racism, scoring a hat-trick during a commanding performance that saw the south Londoners drubbed 6-0.

The FA has reportedly begun investigating the allegations of racist chanting. The governing body will seek evidence from the referee’s match report, as well as observations from the clubs and police.

A Tottenham club spokesman said: “We strongly condemn the use of any racist language.

“We shall be passing on all of our footage to the relevant authorities which can assist with the identification of anyone responsible for such chanting at yesterday’s game.”

A Millwall statement read: “Millwall have led the way on anti-discrimination initiatives and will continue to do so.

“The club is assisting the FA with their investigation and will make no further comment until that process is complete.”

Millwall are still under a separate investigation by the FA after Leicester complained about the opposition fans’ behaviour following the Lions’ surprise victory in the previous round.

Millwall manager Neil Harris said after the match he had not been aware of the chants but accepted that, if proven, they would represent a blot on his side’s excellent run in the competition.

“I didn’t hear anything, but the club, we won’t condone that,” Harris said.

On the pitch, Tottenham’s win was also spoiled somewhat by an injury to Harry Kane, who twisted his right ankle early on and had to be substituted.

Kane missed seven weeks earlier in the season with an injury to the same ankle and was due to undergo scans yesterday to diagnose the extent of the damage. He was seen leaving White Hart Lane on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

Eric Dier admits losing Kane will be a blow, but has backed the likes of Son and Janssen to step up.

 

 




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