Sheffield United and Tottenham hit out after Wes Foderingham is victim of racist abuse

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Wes Foderingham posted a message stating that he had been the victim of racial abuse after Sheffield United’s match against Tottenham

Sheffield United have come out in support of Wes Foderingham after goalkeeper posted that he had been racially abused following the Blades’ 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.

Foderingham published a message on social media on Saturday night saying: “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.”

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United responded on Sunday morning, condemning the abuse received by Foderingham.

A post on their various social media accounts stated: “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 responded with a statement of their own offering to assist Sheffield United with their investigation and ban any Spurs fans found to be responsible for the abuse.

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

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“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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