Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger allegedly racially abused during Tottenham game

Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger was subjected to alleged racist abuse from Tottenham fans on Sunday afternoon.

The Germany international signalled towards his skipper Cesar Azpilicueta and referee Anthony Taylor that he’d been the victim of offensive gestures during the second-half of the Premier League contest.

Toni Rudiger gestures to referee Anthony Taylor that he had been racially abused during Sunday’s clash

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Toni Rudiger gestures to referee Anthony Taylor that he had been racially abused during Sunday’s clash

Taylor implemented the first step of FIFA’s protocol dealing with discrimination in games, with a stadium announcement soon following stating that ‘racist behaviour is interfering with the game.’

Two further calls from the stadium PA also came before the end of the contest.

Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta confirmed after the game that Rudiger had reported the incident to him in the first instance.

“He came to me and told me he heard some racism towards him. It’s an issue not only in football but in life,” he told Sky Sports.

Gary Neville, who was on co-commentary for Sky Sports, said on the unsavoury scenes: “Maybe the announcement should have come before the abuse.