UK Sky Sports issues ‘warning’ to commentator who made racist remarks towards Heung-Min Son

A commentator who made racist remarks toward Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) received a warning.

In the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL) round 34 away match held at Anfield on the 1st (hereinafter Korean time), Son Heung-min scored a comeback goal in the 32nd minute of the second half and scored the 10th goal in the league. The match ended in a disappointing defeat with a score of 3-4, but Son Heung-min set a new record by scoring double-digit points for the last 10 consecutive seasons.

But on a significant day, a commentator made racist remarks that raised eyebrows. Martin Tyler, who works as a commentator for Sky Sports in the UK, said to Son Heung-min, “I’m doing martial arts,” during the match, and was embroiled in controversy. In the 7th minute of the second half, Son Heung-min made a foul to stop Cody Hagpo, and Tyler said, “Wow, he’s doing martial arts” while watching this scene.

Martial arts is a word used to refer to martial arts such as taekwondo, judo, and kung fu, which do not use weapons, and can be seen as racist remarks stemming from the idea that all Asians will be good at martial arts. 크크크벳

When Tyler’s comments became controversial, ‘Sky Sports’ also took action internally. Britain’s ‘Give Me Sports’ reported on the 2nd that “Sky Sports issued a warning to football commentator Tyler for remarks that could offend Son Heung-min.”

“He can’t compete, so he just goes to war,” Tyler said after Ukraine’s Georgy Buschchan was injured during a match.

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