Both Sheffield United and Tottenham have spoken out against the racist and threatening comments that were sent to Wes Foderingham, the goalkeeper for the Blades, after their game on Saturday.
Foderingham was the goalkeeper for Sheffield United when they took a 1-0 lead at Spurs but ultimately lost 2-1 after allowing two goals in stoppage time. The loss was Sheffield United’s second of the season.
On social media, Foderingham stated, “I don’t mind opposition fans calling me every name under the sun.”
But try to tone down the prejudice and the threats on the family. Remember to give some thought before you start typing.”
The football club Sheffield United has published a statement in which they “condemn the racist, abusive, and threatening messages” that were directed toward Foderingham.
The statement that followed from the Bramall Lane club read as follows: “The club will now work with relevant bodies to investigate and support Wes.”
“There is absolutely no room for racism in our game.”
Before Richarlison tied the score and Dejan Kulusevski scored the game-winning goal for Tottenham, Sheffield United took the lead thanks to Gustavo Hamer.
“We are disgusted to hear of racist, abusive, and threatening messages sent to Wes Foderingham following yesterday’s match,” Spurs said in a statement after the game.
“The club takes a firm stance against any and all forms of discrimination and pledges to fully cooperate with the investigations being conducted by Sheffield United and any other relevant bodies.”
“We will not hesitate to take the harshest possible action, including banning the individual from the club, against any so-called fan who is found to be responsible.”