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Chelsea react to racist gesture aimed at Son Heung Min

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The Blues have vowed to take the ‘strongest action’ against a supporter who appeared to racially abuse the Tottenham star.

Chelsea have issued an official statement on the alleged racial abuse during their last weekend’s clash against Tottenham.

Photos have emerged on social media that appear to show a supporter aiming a racist gesture toward Son Heung-Min. 

The incident occurred when the Spurs forward was taking a corner in the second half of the London derby.

An official statement on Chelsea’s website reads: “Chelsea Football Club finds any form of discriminatory behaviour totally abhorrent. It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.

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“Chelsea FC has consistently made its zero tolerance position on discriminatory behaviour very clear. Yet there are still idiots like this that attach themselves to this club as so called ‘fans’, which shames Chelsea FC, our coaches, players, staff and our true supporters.

“We are investigating this incident and, if identified, this individual will face the strongest action from the club.”

The alleged racist abuse wasn’t the only controversy during Chelsea’s clash against Tottenham. 

The city rivals’ coaches, Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were involved in a heated bust-up after the game, which forced the referee to send both of them out with red cards.