Tottenham Hotspur put out Destiny Udogie statement amid racist remarks
Tottenham Hotspur have expressed their “disgust” at the racist messages aimed at Destiny Udogie after the team’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool.
Udogie, who once again showcased his talent on the left flank for Ange Postecoglou’s side, became a victim of racist abuse online following the match.
The match had its fair share of drama, with Liverpool reduced to nine men following red cards shown to Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota. Jota’s dismissal came after fouls on Udogie, and the decision sparked debate due to minimal contact on the young left-back.
Tottenham Hotspur put out Destiny Udogie statement amid racist remarks.
In the dying moments of the game, Spurs secured victory when Joel Matip inadvertently put Pedro Porro’s cross into his own net.
After the match, Udogie celebrated the win on social media but was met with a barrage of racist messages, a development that Tottenham strongly condemns.
In an official statement on Tottenham’s website, the club expressed its deep disappointment. Here is what that statement read:
“We are disgusted at the racist messages directed towards Destiny Udogie on social media following Saturday’s game against Liverpool.”
“We will work with the Premier League and, where possible, take action against any individual we are able to identify. We stand with you, Destiny.”
Tottenham firmly stands by Destiny Udogie and has joined the chorus of voices condemning racism in football and society as a whole.
The incident highlights the ongoing issue of racism in football and underscores the need for continued efforts to combat discrimination and promote inclusivity within the sport.
Tottenham’s swift response to this incident sends a clear message that racism has no place in football or any other aspect of society. The club remains committed to taking action against those who engage in such reprehensible behaviour.
Tottenham star Destiny Udogie.
Football authorities, clubs, and fans must continue to work together to eradicate racism and ensure that the sport remains a welcoming and inclusive environment for all players and supporters.
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Having said that, there are times when certain on-field decision can take the attention off-the-field possibly for the right or wrong reason. While that is surely understandable, there is no defence for any kind of racism in any form.