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“We’re past this” – Son accepts apology of teammate for racist remark

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min (31) has forgiven teammate Rodrigo Bentancur (26) following an apology from the Uruguayan, who made controversial remarks about South Korean people during a television appearance.

In a brief video shared on social media from the Uruguayan television program Por La Camiseta, host Rafa Cotelo asked Bentancur for a Spurs player’s jersey.

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Bentancur responded by saying, “Sonny’s? It could be Sonny’s cousin too, they all look alike.”

Bentancur publicly expressed regret for his remarks last week.

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“I’ve spoken with Lolo (Bentancur),” South Korea captain Son said in a post on Instagram.

“He made a mistake, he knows this and has apologised. Lolo would not mean to ever intentionally say something offensive. We are brothers and nothing has changed at all.

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“We’re past this, we’re united, and we will be back together in pre-season to fight for our club as one.”

In a separate statement on Thursday, Tottenham said it would provide further education to all players “in line with our diversity, equality and inclusion objectives”.

“We fully support that our captain Sonny feels that he can draw a line under the incident and that the team can focus on the new season ahead,” Spurs added.

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