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Heung-Min Son: Rodrigo Bentancur made a mistake, however we’re previous it and united | Soccer Information

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Tottenham Hotspur captain Heung-Min Son says his team-mate Rodrigo Bentancur “made a mistake” when utilizing a racial slur about him, however the pair at the moment are “previous this and united”.

The Uruguay worldwide had been requested by the host of TV present Canal 10 in his homeland for a Tottenham participant’s shirt, to which he replied: “Sonny’s? It might be Sonny’s cousin too as all of them look the identical.”

After the clip, which had been circulated on social media, drew criticism, Bentancur swiftly apologised to the South Korea worldwide, writing on Instagram: “Sonny brother. I apologise to you for what occurred, it was only a very unhealthy joke.

“You understand I really like you and I’d by no means disrespect you or harm you or anybody else! I really like you, brother!”

Regardless of Bentancur’s apology, nevertheless, discrimination charity Kick It Out mentioned a “important quantity” of reviews had been acquired by the organisation.

A press release from the charity learn: “Kick It Out has acquired a big variety of reviews about Rodrigo Bentancur’s feedback relating to his Tottenham team-mate Heung-Min Son. These reviews have already been despatched to the membership and related authorities.

“We recognise Bentancur has acknowledged the offence brought on, nevertheless it highlights a wider difficulty that closely impacts East Asian and wider communities.

“We will probably be searching for to deal with these broader points within the coming season.”

Tottenham have since launched their very own assertion, saying: “Following a remark from Rodrigo Bentancur in an interview video clip and the participant’s subsequent public apology, the membership has been offering help in guaranteeing a optimistic final result on the matter. This may embrace additional training for all gamers consistent with our range, equality and inclusion targets.

“We totally assist that our captain Sonny feels that he can draw a line below the incident and that the workforce can deal with the brand new season forward.

“We’re extraordinarily pleased with our numerous, world fanbase and enjoying squads. Discrimination of any variety has no place at our membership, inside our sport or inside wider society.”

The 2 gamers have been team-mates since Bentancur joined the north London membership from Juventus in January 2022.

Bentancur is at present getting ready to signify his nation at this summer season’s Copa America in america, which begins on June 20.


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