Chinese fans appear to target Tottenham supporters during their side's 3-0 defeat by Son Heung-min's South Korea... after the Korean FA previously asked their counterparts to guarantee safety for travelling spectators

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By Sam Brookes For Mailonline

Published: 12:02 EST, 21 November 2023 | Updated: 12:16 EST, 21 November 2023

Footage has emerged of Chinese shot fans appearing to target Tottenham supporters during their side's 3-0 nonaccomplishment to South Korea today.

South Korea dominated nan Asian qualifier for nan 2026 World Cup, pinch Son Heung-min scoring doubly successful nan first half earlier Seung Hyeon Jung added a 3rd precocious on, but attraction quickly turned to nan stands wherever location seemed to beryllium aggregate beingness confrontations.

One video showed a protagonist wearing a Tottenham No7 garment pinch nan sanction 'Won' connected nan backmost being pointed retired by a fan, earlier he was past dragged distant from his spot and towards nan exit by different spectators.

Another photograph past emerged connected societal media showing a different instrumentality pinch a Spurs garment appearing to speech punches pinch a Chinese supporter.

It is unclear why nan clashes occurred astatine this stage, but South Korea's champion subordinate Son is Tottenham's captain, and this whitethorn person caused nan outrage among nan Chinese fanbase. 

A protagonist wearing a Tottenham garment was dragged distant from his spot by Chinese fans

A photograph connected societal media showed a different Spurs instrumentality clashing pinch different Chinese spectator

Tottenham skipper Son Heung-min scored doubly successful a 3-0 triumph for South Korea against China

He did his trademark ceremony aft helping his broadside to a regular victory

China-South Korea has developed into 1 of Asian football's biggest rivalries complete nan years.

It has go a mostly one-sided matter successful favour of South Korea who person competed astatine nan past 10 World Cups, while China person only made it to 1 world tourney successful 2002.

Given their side's mediocre grounds against South Korea, nan Chinese media person antecedently travel up pinch nan word 'Koreaphobia', which Korean supporters person been happy to latch onto.

But location has been accrued hostility betwixt nan 2 nations complete nan years, and this came to a caput during qualifying for nan 2018 World Cup.

As nan teams prepared to look each different successful nan Chinese metropolis of Gangshu, nan narration had grown truthful frosty that nan Korean FA asked their counterparts to guarantee nan information of immoderate travelling supporters.

China went connected to triumph that lucifer 1-0 amid a dispute atmosphere, but still grounded to make nan World Cup.

This time, they were soundly beaten connected nan pitch, but matters seemed to get retired of manus disconnected it, starring to disfigured scenes successful definite sections of nan crowd. 


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