After Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 victory against them over the weekend, Liverpool Football Club has issued a formal statement in response to an incident involving racist abuse directed at Destiny Udogie on social media platforms.
On Saturday night, Udogie helped lead Tottenham to a 2-1 victory against Liverpool, owing in large part to an own goal from Liverpool’s Joel Matip in the 96th minute.
The teenage fullback uploaded celebration photos on Instagram after his team’s big victory and was met with a barrage of racist insults.
The club issued a statement in which it stated, “Liverpool FC condemns all forms of racism and discrimination and will cooperate with the appropriate authorities and social media platforms to help identify those responsible and apply the strongest consequences.”
Liverpool has released a statement condemning the disturbing assault that the Tottenham player experienced and promising to work with law enforcement to find those responsible.
Earlier on Monday, Tottenham issued a statement indicating they, too, will assist in identifying the perpetrators: After Saturday’s game against Liverpool, racial comments were posted online about Destiny Udogie.
“We stand with you, Destiny.”
Together with the Premier League, we will investigate and take appropriate action against any responsible parties.
Liverpool has released many statements after the very contentious match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Liverpool has also decided to appeal the red card sent to Curtis Jones for a tackle that almost broke Tottenham’s key player Yves Bissouma’s leg, one of two given to the Reds that day.
The Reds claimed sporting integrity had been damaged’ on Sunday when Luis Diaz’s first-half goal was disallowed for offside, negating what would have been a 1-0 Liverpool lead.