Antonio Rudiger has spoken out publicly after suffering alleged racist abuse during Chelsea’s win over Tottenham and demanded to know “when will this nonsense stop?”
Rudiger was seen around the 63rd minute indicating he had faced racist abuse, imitating a monkey gesture.
In a series of tweets on Sunday night, the Chelsea defender posted:
‘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. (2/4)
‘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. (3/4)
‘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