Burnley have announced a 13-year-old supporter was ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday for racially abusing Spurs attacker Son Heung-Min.
The club said the minor is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police and they will contact the teenager with a view to an enforced educational programme.
“Burnley Football Club is aware of an incident during the Tottenham Hotspur vs. Burnley game on Saturday, Dec. 7,” a Burnley statement read. “During the Premier League game, a 13-year-old Burnley supporter was ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following an alleged racist gesture towards Spurs player Son Heung-Min.
“The minor, who was accompanied by a guardian, is now under investigation by the Metropolitan Police, with help from Lancashire Police and the two clubs.
“In the meantime, Burnley Football Club will be contacting the teenager and his family, with a view to an enforced educational programme, run in conjunction with Kick It Out and Burnley FC in the Community.
“Burnley Football Club would like to reiterate its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.
“We will continue to work with the authorities to help eradicate the growing problem of discrimination within football, and we urge all our supporters to report any such issues, in the strictest confidence, via our dedicated matchday ‘Respect’ text service, on 66777, or the Kick It Out App.”
Tottenham won the match 5-0 with Son having a scored a stunning solo goal with a run which began in his own half.
Meanwhile, two supporters from the away end at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium were ejected and later arrested by the Sussex Police for anti-gay abuse during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the two clubs said on Monday.
The anti-gay abuse came at a time when Premier League clubs were celebrating the Rainbow Laces campaign which supports LGBT people, with items ranging from captain’s armbands to substitutes boards sporting rainbow colours.
Information from Reuters was used in this report