Antonio Rudiger speaks out on Twitter after he suffers racist abuse during Spurs v Chelsea


Chelsea’s brilliant 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday afternoon was overshadowed by more sickening racism.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was subjected to monkey chants, with the German being seen to make a clear gesture to the home fans to show that he had heard the chants.

It prompted him to tell captain Cesar Azpilicueta, who then in turn informed Anthony Taylor.

Three stadium announcements then warned the home fans that any further racism would put a halt to the match.

Afterwards, Gary Neville spoke passionately on the subject of racism in the Sky Sports studio.

And then Rudiger himself spoke out on the issue.

In four tweets, the centre-back spoke brilliantly just hours after he had been racially abused.

He wrote: “It is really sad to see racism again at a football match, but I think it's very important to talk about it in public. If not, it will be forgotten again in a couple of days (as always).


“I don't want to involve Tottenham as an entire club into this situation as I know that just a couple of idiots were the offenders. I got a lot of supportive messages on social media from Spurs fans as well in the last hours - thank you a lot for this.


“I really hope that the offenders will be found and punished soon, and in such a modern football ground like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with dozens of TV and security cameras, it must be possible to find and subsequently punish them.


“If not, then there must have been witnesses in the stadium who saw and heard the incident. It's just such a shame that racism still exists in 2019. When will this nonsense stop?”


Well said, Antonio.

The defender was extremely-well reasoned and was simply asking the authorities that something needs to be done about racism in football.

As Rudiger says, if we don’t talk about these issues constantly they will just disappear within a few days.

Let’s hope the person(s) involved are identified and severely punished.

Let's kick racism out of football.

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