Friday, September 29, 2023

Wes Foderingham racially abused and has ‘family threats’ after Sheffield United lose to Tottenham

Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has been racially abused after their late defeat to Tottenham.

Spurs scored in the eighth and 10th minute of added time to win 2-1 in a dramatic finish to their Premier League clash.

Foderingham has been with Sheffield United since 2020Getty

Foderingham posted a message on InstagramInstagram

Throughout the clash in N17, Tottenham fans were unhappy with what they deemed to be time-wasting from the shot-stopper.

But after the game Foderingham posted on Instagram about the abuse he received.

He wrote: “I don’t mind opposition fans calling me every name under the sun.

“But be easy with the racism and family threats. Think before you type.”

The Blades posted about the incident on Sunday morning in a statement.

It read: “Sheffield United condemn the racist, abusive and threatening messages that have been sent to Wes Foderingham after yesterday’s game against Spurs.

“The club will now work with relevant bodies to investigate and support Wes. There is no room for racism in our game.”

A Tottenham statement added: “We are disgusted to hear of racist, abusive and threatening messages sent to Wes Foderingham following yesterday’s match.

“The club stands firmly against all forms of discrimination and will cooperate fully with Sheffield United and the relevant bodies in their investigations.

“We shall not hesitate in taking the strongest possible action, including club bans, against any so-called fan found responsible.”

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