Serious action needs to be taken after more abuse was aimed at Son Heung-Min after Manchester United beat Tottenham last week.
That’s the opinion of former Sunderland hitman Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about a recent Tottenham statement.
Last week, Tottenham released a statement saying they would ‘review alongside the Premier League’ as they look to take action at the abuse aimed at Son.
Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players. This has again been reported to the platforms and we shall now undertake a full review alongside the Premier League to determine the most effective action moving forward.
We stand with you, Sonny. pic.twitter.com/fNBpSykJJo
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 11, 2021
Some clubs, like Rangers, recently announced a boycott of social media in an effort to get companies like Twitter and Facebook to take action against users who send racist messages.
Phillips backs this sentiment and insists that more people and clubs speaking up will bring about change.
“Whatever can be done to stop it has to be done,” Phillips told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“It gets to a point where actions speak louder than words. Action needs to be taken. I think every player now has got a platform to speak up and voice their opinions.
“A lot of them have stayed quiet who have suffered racism over the years because nothing has ever been done about it.
“The more people that come forward… Something has to be done. It needs to be stamped out, it is disgusting.
“I certainly back boycotting social media.”
The abuse aimed at Son came after he went to ground under minimal contact with Scott McTominay, with this foul resulting in a Manchester United goal being ruled out.
Son scored moments later but Man United went on to win the game after goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.