Chelsea win over Tottenham marred by alleged racial abuse of Rudiger.
Chelsea recently got the better of Tottenham Hotspur, beating the latter by a margin of two goals to none, in a game that was marred by allegations of racist abuse against Antonio Rudiger, the Chelsea defender.
If you’re a follower of good sports betting advice, you’d be aware that Liverpool is the team to beat in this edition of the Premier League. The Reds have been in an envious form, staying undefeated at the top of the table with 49 points after 17 games, winning 16 and drawing just one. Chelsea and Tottenham are placed at fourth and seventh positions on the table respectively.
What exactly happened?
Midway in the 2 nd half, the public address system of the stadium was used to make an announcement regarding the racist behavior and abusive chants hurled at Rudiger. Subsequently, a second announcement had to be made during the final 10 minutes of the match, followed by a third one during the stoppage time.
The Spurs later issued a statement saying that they’re investigating the matter with the help of both the teams, asserting that they are totally against any racist behavior and will never tolerate it in their stadium.
The statement further stressed that the Tottenham team management takes such allegations with great seriousness and will take the strongest possible action against anyone found indulging in such behavior, including banning the concerned spectators from the stadium.
Fans watching the match at the stadium were initially warned that the racist behavior of some of them was causing interference with the game. This was after Cezar Azpilicueta, the Chelsea captain reported the concerned incident to match referee Anthony Taylor.
Later on, talking to Sky Sports, Azpilicueta said that every time they have meetings with the referees prior to the Premier League games, they’re clearly asked to report any such incidents, and that is exactly what he did. Rudiger came to him and informed him about some racist chants sang towards him, and hence he reported it immediately to the referee, letting the latter do his job.
He stressed that the team is concerned and well aware of such behavior and is doing everything possible within their means to make it stop. Toby Alderweireld, the Tottenham defender said that he had no clue what had happened,
However, the players were informed about the incident in good detail after the game was over. He said that such behavior doesn’t belong in football and hoped for culprits to be found quickly, as everyone is growing sick of such behavior.
More about the match:
The Brazilian winger Willian scored both the Chelsea goals, first through a short corner and second one through a penalty at halftime. The Spurs didn’t have a good time the entire afternoon and their situation worsened after a lengthy VAR review led to a red card for striker Son Heung Min at the 50th minute of the game. This was Mourinho’s first defeat at home stadium and second against a former club of late, as Spurs had lost to United in a match earlier this month.
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