A 13-year-old Clarets fan is being investigated by police for allegedly racially abusing South Korean international Son Heung-min, Burnley Football Club have confirmed.

The youth, who was accompanied by an adult, was ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during Saturday's 5-0 defeat.

It is claimed the teenager made a racist gesture towards Mr Heung-min, who scored during the fixture.

While the teenager is now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police, with help from Lancashire Police and the two clubs, Burnley have said they will be contacting him "with a view to an enforced educational programme.

The Clarets were found to have been the subject of more reports for discriminatory behaviour than any other team in England or Wales during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 campaigns.

However the club said its self-policing approach had contributed to the 17 occasions the club were reported for hate crimes at matches during the last two completed seasons.

Last month the club hosted the first ever hate crime in football conference.

A Clarets spokesman said: "Burnley Football Club is aware of an incident during the Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley game on Saturday, December 7.

"During the Premier League game, a 13-year-old Burnley supporter was ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following an alleged racist gesture towards Spurs player Son Heung-min.

"The minor, who was accompanied by a guardian, is now under investigation by the Metropolitan Police, with help from Lancashire Police and the two clubs.

"In the meantime, Burnley Football Club will be contacting the teenager and his family, with a view to an enforced educational programme, run in conjunction with Kick It Out and Burnley FC in the Community.

"Burnley Football Club would like to reiterate its zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination of any kind.

"We will continue to work with the authorities to help eradicate the growing problem of discrimination within football, and we urge all our supporters to report any such issues, in the strictest confidence, via our dedicated matchday ‘Respect’ text service, on 66777, or the Kick It Out App."

The latest allegations came on the same day a man was accused of engaging in racist abuse against Manchester United players during Saturday's derby match. A 41-year-old Manchester City fan was held on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order on Sunday but has since been released on bail.