“We should act together to stop it” – Thomas Tuchel urges English football to unite after incident at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists English football must unite to prevent further fan disorder following a weekend of shame.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was targeted by Tottenham Hotspur fans during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Spurs, just 24 hours after Aston Villa pair Lucas Digne and Matty Cash were hit with a bottle thrown by Everton fans during Saturday’s clash at Goodison Park.

Rudiger appeared to make referee Paul Tierney aware that a object was thrown in his direction by Spurs fans behind the goal he was defending towards the end of the second half. 

The object is understood to have been a firelighter, while Tierney is said to have requested a bigger steward presence by the Spurs fans after the incident.

Tuchel said, as per Daily Mail: “I love to have them (fans) close to the pitch. Not behind fences and not behind nets. It’s a brilliant atmosphere.

“In general I’m not concerned. I enjoy this atmosphere, also in away stadiums, it’s brilliant.

“If it’s a new trend we should act together to stop it as soon as possible to protect the environment of this game and the atmosphere that’s absolutely unique in England.”

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