“I think they knew why I did it and that’s it.”
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min has said that West Ham fans “know why” he sushed them after experiencing racist abuse.
In November 2017, a West Ham fan filmed himself racially abusing Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min.
The incident occurred only 6 months after Son was subjected to chants of “DVD” and “he’s selling three for a fiver” by travelling Millwall fans.
Now, Son has responded to his racist abusers by telling them to be quiet. According to the Guardian, after scoring an 84th minute goal to secure Tottenham a 1-1 draw against rivals West Ham, Son put his fingers to his lips as he celebrated.
“It was nothing special, I don’t want to talk about it,” Son said. “I think they knew why I did it and that’s it.”
The South Korean star clearly hasn’t let his abuse affect his play nor his positivity. “I’m living my dream but I can’t believe it,” he added. “I’m playing Premier League but I’m still very hungry. I’m looking up. I want to be a top player. I think I can still play better. I have a good chance to play even better than this.”