Son Heung-min's masterful performance against China on Tuesday was marred after South Korea fans were attacked by some of the home supporters.

The Taegeuk Warriors asserted some dominance in their 2026 World Cup qualification group after beating China 3-0 to make it two wins from as many games in Group A. And Tottenham captain Son had a game to remember as he scored two goals and assisted a third in Shenzhen.

However, some among the travelling support were punished for showing their allegiances a little too proudly at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre. And one visiting spectator appeared to be particularly hurt after police had to intervene outside the ground.

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The reaction was at least partially self-inflicted in one instance after a South Korea fan was caught on camera bragging to home fans near the game's climax. The supporter in question was captured pulling on a Spurs shirt with 'Won' and Son's signature No7 on the back before taunting Chinese attendees as they left the stadium.

'Won' even went so far as to raise his middle finger to those heading for the exits, appearing nonchalant as he revelled in a World Cup qualifying win. But another angle recorded not long after saw some disgruntled opponents take their frustrations out on the guest.

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Chinese fans attack Spurs shirt-wearing South Korea supporter
One South Korea supporter apparently named 'Won' was seen winding up rival fans
Chinese fans attack Spurs shirt-wearing South Korea supporter
A separate attack saw another Spurs-supporting South Korea fighting off an assailant

Footage showed the spectator being dragged from his seat by rival fans as one woman attempted to dispel the tensions. It didn't appear to take effect, however, as locals sought to haul the antagoniser down a gangway.

Another picture showed a different Spurs-supporting South Korean fending off a separate attack from a Chinese fan. That's in addition to a video showing one visiting supporter seemingly in bad condition as police ushered them away amid a sea of Chinese chants.

Chinese fans attack Spurs shirt-wearing South Korea supporter
One visiting fan appeared to be badly hurt at the game

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Fan violence at sports is never okay, but there's also an onus on spectators to keep the peace without riling up others. Even if one's favourite player has enjoyed the kind of display that's likely to land your country a World Cup spot.