Lampard responds to Rudiger’s message

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger had claimed that there were racist chants targeted at him in the game against Tottenham Hotspur.

After the game, the German international took to social media and put up an emotional post about the incident he suffered at the Tottenham Stadium.

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?”

Lampard has backed Rudiger’s post on social media and insists it was well put by the Chelsea defender.

“I saw Toni’s social media post and I thought it was well-put,” said Lampard in his press briefing.

“It was from the heart, and it is obviously something he feels very strongly about. I would like to think the players know that I am with them on anything like this. We had a similar situation with Tammy.

“I was pretty firm about that, and behind the scenes supported Tammy. And I will have a similar conversation with Toni so he knows that I support him, and all of the players in any of these situations.”

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