Another racial abuse happened at the Premier League match recently. Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger reported he was racially abused by Tottenham fans during a match. That incident makes the Premier League’s anti-discrimination protocol being used for the first time. According to the report, the alleged fans mimicking a monkey gesture towards Antonio Rudiger.
The Germany defender was seen mimicking the gesture as he and his captain Cesar Azpilicueta reported the abuse to referee Anthony Taylor. Right after they report the incident, three announcements were made at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Over the tannoy, we could hear a message says “Racist behavior among spectators is interfering with the game. Please remember that racism has no place in football,” And right after Tottenham Hotspur launched an investigation at full time.
Antonio Rudiger Believes He Need To Speak Up About The Incident
According to reports, the incident took place around the 63rd minute, straight after Antonio Rudiger had been involved in the controversial sending-off of Tottenham Hotspurs forward Son Heung Min following a VAR review. As sports book Malaysia know, Son Heung Min was shown a straight red card for violent conduct after appearing to kick out at Antonio Rudiger after he had been felled inside the Chelsea half, with the home side already trailing 2-0.
A couple of hours after the incident, Antonio Rudiger took his time to post on his social media account and thank his fans for their support over the incident. He also said he hopes the offenders will be identified and punished accordingly. Through his Twitter account, Antonio Rudiger expresses how sad for him to see racism again at a football match. But at the same time, he believes it’s important to speak up about the issue because if he didn’t do it the incident will be forgotten.
Also on Twitter, he said he didn’t want to involve Tottenham Hotspur as an entire club into the situation because he truly believes what was happened that just a couple of idiots who thinks it’s funny to offend him. He also admits he got a lot of supportive messages on social media from Tottenham Hotspur fans as well after the incident.