“I’ll always raise my voice, but in relation to this, I am alone,” says Rudiger following boos during Chelsea’s win over Tottenham
Last Updated: 23/02/20 8:45pm
Antonio Rudiger says he felt like a scapegoat after reporting alleged racist abuse
Antonio Rudiger says “racism has won” after he was booed by a section of Tottenham supporters during Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over their London rivals at the weekend.
The Chelsea defender alleged he had been racially abused during the reverse fixture between the two clubs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December, which resulted in the Premier League’s anti-discrimination protocol being used for the first time.
Tottenham and the Metropolitan Police both launched investigations but the matter was not taken any further as no evidence was found to support Rudiger’s claims.
Rudiger feels let down after speaking out about the alleged discriminatory abuse he suffered and says society is losing the fight against racism.
“Racism has won,” he told Sky in Germany. “The offenders can always come back to the stadium, which shows that these people have won.
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