Following Liverpool’s victory, Destiny Udogie received racial abuse on social media, prompting Tottenham to issue a statement.
Tottenham Hotspur denounced the racial taunts directed at Destiny Udogie following their 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday.
Spurs defeated the nine-man Reds in the closing moments thanks to a Joel Matip own goal. Son Heung-min’s first-half goal had been cancelled out by Cody Gakpo, but the game has generated controversy because Luis Diaz’s goal, which was incorrectly disallowed for offside when the score was 0-0.
Udogie posted several images from the match to Instagram to commemorate Tottenham’s victory. The comments, however, soon were overrun with racial slurs.
Tottenham said in a statement on Monday that they were “disgusted” by the racist remarks made against Destiny Udogie on social media after their match against Liverpool on Saturday.
We will collaborate with the Premier League and, when appropriate, take legal action against anyone we can name.
“We are here for you, Destiny.”
All seven of Tottenham’s Premier League games this season have been started by Udogie, who has two assists and two clean sheets to his credit.
The 20-year-old, who signed with Spurs from Udinese in August 2022 and spent the remainder of the previous campaign back on loan at the organization, had his first appearance with the first squad in the summer.
Udogie has received a lot of acclaim for how he handled Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka during Tottenham’s most recent two games.
Udogie recovered admirably after earning a caution early on in Spurs’ 2-2 draw in the north London derby to prevent Saka from making an impact in open play. This was followed by a performance against Salah that was equally outstanding, despite the fact that Liverpool played the majority of the game with at least one fewer player.