Video shows West Ham fan racially abusing Tottenham star Son Heung-min


A video has surfaced on social media showing a man, who claims to be a West Ham supporter, appearing to racially abuse Tottenham star Son Heung-min.

The clip, posted on Twitter, shows the fan asking the South Korea international if he could get him a copy of the Planet of the Apes movie, adding “you do DVDs”.

Son rolls up his window after the comment, though the fan goes on to swear at the Spurs star, proclaiming himself a West Ham supporter as the video ends.

It is not the first time Son has faced racial abuse, with Millwall fans aiming ‘DVD’ chants at the 25-year-old during a 6-0 FA Cup defeat at White Hart Lane back in March 2017.

Tottenham responded to the video via a spokesperson, who said: “Racist behaviour is completely unacceptable and we hope that the individual is identified to the authorities and the necessary action taken.”

Here’s the video:


Mourinho: Man Utd system can support Ibrahimovic and Lukaku

Jose Mourinho believes that his system can allow for both Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be on the pitch at the same time.

It was confirmed on Friday that the Swede was back after a seven-month injury lay-off and that he could feature against Newcastle on Saturday.

With the Belgian having solidified his spot at as the focal point of Manchester United’s attack so far this season, questions have been asked over whether or not Mourinho will rotate his two strikers, but the former Chelsea boss does not see any reason the two can’t take the field together.

“[Ibrahimovic] can play everywhere and, this season, we’ve played with two strikers many times,” the boss told a press conference. “We’ve played [with two strikers] so many times, especially when we play with three at the back, with wing-backs, it allows us to bring in a second striker.

“We are ready to do it,” he added. “We’ve been preparing ourselves since pre-season – when we started playing three at the back – so they can play together, no problem.”

Bayern begin talks over Wagner deal

Jupp Heynckes has confirmed Bayern Munich have begun talks with Hoffenheim over a potential move for Sandro Wagner in January.

The Germany international has been heavily linked with the Bundesliga leaders in recent weeks as they look to bolster their attacking options.

Robert Lewandowski is Bayern’s only fit striker at present and has expressed his frustration on a number of occasions that players have not been drafted in to ease his workload.

Lewandowski – who has 11 goals in as many league games this season – was criticised by Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for airing his concerns, but they appear to have been acted on.

Anthony Modeste, Kasper Dolberg and Timo Werner have all been linked with the reigning champions but Wagner – who began his career with Bayern – appears most likely to make the move to the Allianz Arena.

“If you are interested in a player who has a contract, you have to go directly to the club, ” the veteran coach told a news conference.

“Hasan Salihamidzic [Bayern’s sporting director] has spoken to [Hoffenheim sporting director] Alexander Rosen about the possibility of a transfer.”

Wenger insists Arsenal are not underdogs in north London derby

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that his side will not be the underdogs whey they take on Tottenham in the north London derby on Saturday.

The Gunners have gone six league matches without defeating their neighbours and with Spurs finishing ahead of Arsenal for the first time in 20 years last season, the pendulum finally appears to be swinging towards Tottenham in the rivalry.

This season Tottenham are in third place in the Premier League, three places and four points ahead of the Gunners.

Despite Tottenham’s resurgence under Mauricio Pochettino, Wenger insists his side won’t be the underdogs at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

“No, not all,” Wenger said when asked at a press conference if Spurs should be considered favourites. “Tottenham are a good side but we have the quality to win this game and that’s what we want to show.”

“We have no fear. We are just focused on nullifying their strong points and expressing our strong points,” Wenger said.

I feel like a 10′ – Ibrahimovic hints at new role at Man Utd

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has suggested that he could play a different role when he makes his Manchester United return.

The 36-year-old has been out of action since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht in April, but Jose Mourinho has hinted he could return before the end of 2017.

Romelu Lukaku took the Swede’s position and number nine shirt following his arrival from Everton, but Ibrahimovic has said that his switch to number 10 is a natural fit for him and could well herald a change in the way he fits into the side.

“To me, the No.10 is the star,” he said in a promotional video for Volvo. “The one who makes the difference, gets noticed, wins the matches and is the leader. And I see myself in that position but it is not something that is given to you, it is just something you are, that’s just the way it is.

“I feel like a ten and I stand for No.10. It will go down in history that I always had No.10.”

World Cup 2018 seeding: Pots, procedure & all you need to know ahead of the draw

The 2018 World Cup is just over six months away and all 32 finalists are now known.

Before the tournament kicks off next June, the participating teams will be divided into eight groups by way of a draw and managers will then be able to begin preparing for their opponents.

Teams will be placed into seeding pots for the draw, which is set to take place in December. Each group will have a team from each of the p4 pots, meaning teams in the same pot will not be in the same group. Here are the pots:

🔰 Pot 1⃣ – Russia, Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Poland, France

🔰 Pot 2⃣ – Spain, Peru, Switzerland, England, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Croatia

🔰 Pot 3⃣ – Denmark, Iceland, Costa Rica, Sweden, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Iran

🔰 Pot 4⃣ – Serbia, Nigeria, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, South Korea, Saudi Arabia

Manchester United post record first-quarter revenues

By dhmie


Manchester United have posted first-quarter revenues of £141million, a 17 per cent increase on the same period last year.

The Red Devils, who became the first British club to break the £500m mark in revenue in 2016, enjoyed a boost in earnings thanks largely to a return to the Champions League.

United’s broadcasting and matchday revenue jumped by 30.9 per cent and 33.3 per cent respectively compared to the first quarter of the previous year, while commercial income increased in part due to a lucrative pre-season tour of the United States.

The club enjoyed an operating profit of £15.2m, up 145 per cent from 12 months ago. This is despite an increase in “employee benefit” and operating expenses, which the club said is due to “player salary uplifts due to participation in the UEFA Champions League”, as well as the increased number of total fixtures.

Net debt also decreased by £69.6m to £268.1m, despite them spending close to £145m on Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof in the transfer window.