Payback time! Antonio Rudiger replies Leicester City defender who threw away Chelsea pennant

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Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey drew the wrath of Chelsea fans after he was filmed tossing Chelsea’s FA Cup pennant aside during their dressing room celebrations following their win over Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup.

The Chelsea pennant was exchanged before the game by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta and Kasper Schmeichel, but Amartey briefly held up the pennant to the camera before he threw it over his shoulder to the floor.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has now responded to Amartey’s celebration by saying that he motivated the Chelsea players to pay them back after his awkward celebration.

“We wanted to show to them because top four was on the line and unfortunately some people from them don’t know how to celebrate,” Rudiger told Chelsea TV.

“We had to punish them for this.

“After we lost the final we talked with each other, that it’s a massive game coming up and we are on it.

“Some people from them gave us a bit more motivation.

“Congratulations to them, they won [in the FA Cup final], celebrate and everything. But don’t disrespect the club history. This is a bit bigger than you.”

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