Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has revealed that he suffered racist abuse in the wake of Saturday’s match against Tottenham.
Spurs won the match 2-1 after late goals from Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski, with Gus Hamer having put the Blades in front.
On Saturday night, Foderingham posted on his instagram page that he had recieved racist abuse and threats to his family following the game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The keeper posted “I don’t mind opposition fans calling me every name under the sun. But be easy wth the racism and family threats. Think before you type.”
Sheffield United released a statement on Sunday morning offering their support and condemning the abuse.
The statement 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.”
Tottenham also released a statement, vowing to help with any investigation and ban any Spurs fans found to be responsible.
The Spurs statement read: “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.”