Son Heung-min spoke out before the club did

Son Heung-min (32, Tottenham Hotspur) spoke out before the club did. Tottenham were slow to respond.

Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in the European transfer market, said on Tuesday, “Tottenham Hotspur are not in talks to sign Weston McKennie. The negotiations between Juventus and Aston Villa for Douglas Lewis (26, Aston Villa), Samuel Ealing Jr (21, Juventus) and a swap deal for McKennie are still ongoing.”

On March 19, the UK’s Football Insider reported that “Tottenham have moved ahead of Aston Villa in the race to sign McKennie. Villa were thought to be close to signing McKennie in a swap deal, but talks have now stalled.”

“Tottenham have agreed a £15m fee for McKennie and are close to hijacking his signature,” the outlet said, adding that they appeared to be close to signing him, but have now pulled out of talks.

McKennie is a box-to-box central midfielder who thrives on physicality. 토토사이트 He’s good at pressing and linking up well.

Tottenham, who are down to just one striker after the departure of Harry Kane, were also thought to be close to signing frontman Ivan Toney.

Paul O’Keefe and Sky Sports’ Michael Bridge, both of whom are familiar with Spurs’ club news, immediately denied the reports. They explained that Spurs have not yet made an active move for Toney.

Spurs have also expressed interest in another striker, Serge Giroud. Giroud has been a breakout player for his club VfB Stuttgart this season, scoring 28 goals in 28 league appearances. However, the competition for his signature is fierce. With Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Arsenal, and Chelsea all interested, Tottenham have taken a step back.

In this situation, the British “Team Talk” reported on the 15th that “Real Madrid are preparing a huge transfer offer for Cristian Romero. Carlo Ancelotti has Édouard Militant, Antonio Rüdiger, David Alaba and Nacho Fernandez as his center backs, but only Militant is under 30 and in his prime.”

Romero anchored Tottenham’s defense in the 2023-2024 season alongside Mickey van der Vaan, and he was also an excellent vice-captain. If Romero leaves, it will be a big loss.

Spurs have another big problem on their hands as they are busy signing and keeping players.

Midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur spat a racist slur at “captain” Son Heung-min.

On the 15th, Bentancur appeared on the Uruguayan TV program “Por la Camiseta” and was asked by the host to wear a South Korean jersey. In effect, he asked for Tottenham captain Son Heung-min’s jersey. “Sonny?” he asked back.

“It could be Son’s cousin’s jersey. They all look the same,” Bentancur laughed. The hosts chimed in and laughed along with him. It was a clear racist comment, implying that all Asians look alike.

The controversy spiraled out of control, and Bentancur took to social media to post an apology. “Sonny my brother! I apologize for what happened. 안전 토토사이트 It was a really bad joke and I want you to know that I love you so much and would never disrespect or hurt you or anyone else! I love you brother,” he wrote, bowing his head.

The apology didn’t go unnoticed. Bentancur was criticized by some fans for posting the apology on Instagram Stories, which disappear after 24 hours. The apology has since been taken down.

Bentancur also made the mistake of writing “Sony” instead of “Sonny,” which is not Son’s nickname, but the name of a Japanese electronics company. Most importantly, if Bentancur was truly remorseful, he should have admitted that he was insensitive to the racist remark and apologized for it. It’s not just a “bad joke,” it’s outright racism.

What’s even more disappointing is Tottenham’s response.

Tottenham’s response to the outcry has been staged. This is a far cry from how they responded to the racial slurs against Son Heung-min by quickly posting a statement.

Spurs even continued to delete comments that pointed to racism. Since the 16th, Tottenham’s social media has been flooded with criticism about why the comments were deleted. “Why do you keep deleting comments related to Bentancur’s racism?” was at the top of the list, even on posts unrelated to Bentancur.

“How can this team ignore their Asian fans? Shocking,” “This team only sees Asian fans as a money maker,” “Show respect to our captain. Stop deleting comments,” and “I feel like I’m talking to a brick wall.” Fans are frustrated with the club for not responding to the incident.

Tottenham’s delayed response has escalated the situation. Kick It Out, an organization that campaigns against racism in soccer, has taken action. According to the BBC, “The organization said it had received an overwhelming number of reports about Bentancur’s comments. The organization said it had received a large number of reports and complaints about Bentancur’s comments, which were passed on to Tottenham and the relevant authorities.”

The situation is getting out of hand.

A team captained by an Asian player has been labeled a “racist club”. Son Heung-min is more than just the captain of Tottenham.

He is the club’s fifth all-time goalscorer and first all-time assists, the first foreign player in club history to surpass 100 goals, the second all-time Premier League goalscorer in club history behind Harry Kane, and the second player in club history to score double-digit Premier League goals in eight consecutive seasons.

Son has been named the club’s Player of the Year three times and is the first player to win every category of the club’s official Supporters’ Player of the Year award. The overwhelming support of the fans

Son spoke out on Tuesday. He said on his personal social media, “I spoke with Bentancur and he admitted that he made a mistake and apologized. Son didn’t intentionally say anything offensive,” he said.

He added: “We are like brothers. Nothing changes. We are done with this and we will be back together in the preseason to fight as one team,” he wrote.

Ultimately, Kick It Out and Son took action before the club did.

Tottenham released the club’s official statement after Son’s statement. “Following Bentancur’s interview comments and subsequent public apology, the club is supporting the matter to reach a positive outcome,” the club wrote on its official social media accounts on Tuesday.

“This will include providing additional training to our players on diversity, equality and more. “We believe Son Heung-min has resolved the matter and we will fully support the team to focus on the new season,” the club said.

“They are proud to have a diverse and international fan base and squad. We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind on our turf or in the wider society.” 메이저 토토사이트 The statement also outlined how the club would respond and what it would do in the future, but it was too little too late.

No Comments

Add Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *