Son was subjected to chants of 'DVD' and 'he's selling three for a fiver' by travelling Millwall fans
Racist chants directed towards South Korean international Son Heung-min were heard during English football team Millwall’s 6-0 defeat over the weekend to Tottenham Hotspur during their FA cup quarter final tie.
The South Korean international Son was subjected to chants of ‘DVD’ and ‘he’s selling three for a fiver’ by a section of the travelling Millwall support at White Hart Lane.
The chants refer to a racist stereotype of East Asian immigrants selling bootleg copies of Hollywood films.
The Football Association are investigating the incident and are awaiting referee Martin Atkinson’s match report, as well as observations from both clubs and the police.
The South East London club are still under investigation from the FA after Leicester City complained of ‘abuse and intimidation’ of their staff, supporters and players in the previous-round opponents
The chants didn’t effect Son performance on the pitch as he led his team to a 6-0 victory by scoring a hat trick of goals to help his team clinch a place in the semi finals of the world’s oldest football tournament.
After the match, Millwall’s manager Neil Harris said he had not been aware of the chants but accepted that, if proven true, it would represent a stain on his side’s excellent run in the competition and acknowledged that the FA must take action against any racism or discrimination.
When asked about the racist abuse, Harris said: “I didn’t hear anything. Me personally, but the club also, we won’t condone that. It’s wrong in society and it’s wrong in football.
“We came here in the right spirit, to enjoy an FA Cup quarter-final, so if that’s proven to have been to the detriment to the competition then I’m sure it will be left to the authorities. We just want people to enjoy the game.”