CNN  — 

Tottenham Hotspur has condemned the “abhorrent” online abuse directed at star player Son Heung-Min after the side’s 3-1 Premier League defeat by Manchester United on Sunday.

The 28-year-old had been involved in one of the game’s key moments when he was adjudged to have been fouled by Scott McTominay in the build-up to the visitor’s first goal – scored by Edinson Cavani – which was then disallowed by a call made with the video assistant referee (VAR).

Son went on to score the opening goal of the game before United mounted its comeback, serving a major blow to Tottenham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

The South Korea international was subsequently targeted with racist messages on social media, with posts appearing on both Twitter and Instagram.

“Another matchday and more abhorrent racial abuse suffered by one of our players,” read a Tottenham statement posted on Twitter.