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In what was a good game of football at the Tottenham Stadium between Tottenham and Chelsea, it was marred by racist chants targeted at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
After Tottenham forward Heung-min Son was shown a red card following a VAR review for kicking out at Rudiger in the second half, the German defender was subsequently the target of racist chanting.
Following that incident, Rudiger informed Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta about the alleged racist chanting and referee Anthony Taylor spoke to both managers.
Taylor informed both Lampard and Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho what had taken place, while a message was read out over the stadium tannoy saying, “racist behaviour is interfering with the game”.
Rudiger has now reacted to the incident by hailing his team’s win and hitting out at racism in football.
He posted on Twitter: “Biiiiiiig Wiiin! 💙👊🏾👊🏽👊🏻 #NoToRacism #PleaseGetSomeBasicEducation #AlwaysBelieve #Hustle #cleansheet.”
Rudiger also went on: “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?”