Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea’s defender was seen reporting a racial abuse to referee along with his captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, during the match against Tottenham Hotspur. According to reports, Antonio Rudiger was racially abused by Tottenham Hotspur fans, and he reacts by reporting it to his captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, and right after they went to the referee and report the incident. Because of their action towards the incident, the Premier League’s anti-discrimination protocol being used for the first time.
When he talked to the referee, we could see the Germany defender was mimicking a monkey gesture to replicate the abuse to referee Anthony Taylor. Right after that, a total of three announcements were made at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The announcement said, "Racist behavior among spectators is interfering with the game. Please remember that racism has no place in football," Following the report, Tottenham Hotspur immediately launched an investigation at full-time.
The incident took place around the 63rd minute, straight after Antonio Rudiger had been involved in the controversial sending-off of Tottenham Hotspurs forward, Son Heung Min following a VAR review. As far as football betting Malaysia knows, Son Heung Min was shown a straight red card for violent conduct after appearing to kick out at Antonio Rudiger after he had been failed inside the Chelsea half, with the home side already trailing 2-0.
Tottenham Hotspur Conducting A Thorough Investigation
Tottenham Hotspurs state that at this time they are conducting a thorough investigation which will include liaising with Chelsea and their players for their observations. In their official statement, the Lilywhites said that any form of racism is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in their stadium. And at this moment they take any such allegations extremely seriously and shall take the strongest possible action against any individual found to be behaving in that miserable way, including banned them from their stadium.
A couple of hours after the incident, Antonio Rudiger made a post on social media. He thanks for all the support over the incident and hopes the offenders will be identified and punished accordingly. He also said that he believes he needs to speak up about the incident because if not, it will be forgotten in a couple of days.