Sheffield United Condemns Racist Abuse Directed at Wes Foderingham Following Match Against Spurs

    Sheffield United have condemned racist abuse and threats against goalkeeper Wes Foderingham following their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Tottenham.

    Foderingham, who made a string of fine saves to deny rivals Spurs before conceding two stoppage-time goals, said in an Instagram post on Saturday night: “I don’t mind opposition fans calling me every name under the sun. But be careful of racism and nepotism. Think before you print.”

    The Blades responded on Sunday morning, offering support to their goalkeeper and promising an investigation.

    The statement read: “Sheffield United condemn the racist, abusive and threatening messages that were sent to Wes Foderingham following yesterday’s game against Spurs.

    “The club will now work with the relevant authorities to investigate and support Wes.

    “There is no place for racism in our game.”

    Paul Heckingbottom’s side were 1-0 up heading into the closing stages of the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to a goal from Gus Hamer.

    But late goals from Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski turned the game around and the Blades remain winless in their first five matches.

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