Burnley fan investigated for alleged racism toward Spurs’ Son

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A 13-year-old Burnley fan is under police investigation for allegedly making a racist gesture toward Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min during Saturday’s 5-0 battering between the two sides.

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The teenager from ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Burnley say the individual and his family will be given an “enforced educational program.”

Tottenham beat Burnley on the back of three goals inside the game’s first 32 minutes, including Son’s slaloming run from one penalty area to the other and subsequent finish into the back of the net.

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Burnley released the following statement about the incident on Monday:

“Burnley Football Club would like to reiterate its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.”