Rudiger investigation closed with ´no proof to assist´ racial abuse allegation


Tottenham and the Metropolitan Police have closed their respective investigations into the alleged racist abuse of Antonio Rudiger, the membership introduced on Monday.

Chelsea defender Rudiger advised Cesar Azpilicueta he was subjected to racist chants throughout their 2-Zero win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 22.


The Germany worldwide was allegedly focused shortly after Spurs’ Son Heung-min was despatched off for kicking out at his opponent.

Referee Anthony Taylor known as for an announcement to be remodeled the stadium’s public tackle system to warn followers in opposition to making abusive chants.

The findings of Tottenham’s preliminary probe have been “inconclusive” and having handed all supplies gathered to the authorities, the police discovered no proof to assist the allegation of racial abuse.


A Spurs assertion learn: “The membership and the Metropolitan Police have now exhausted all avenues of investigation following the reported incident at our residence fixture in opposition to Chelsea on 22 December.

“We carried out intensive critiques of CCTV photos and pictures, working with skilled lip readers. All supplies and studies have now additionally been reviewed by the police who’ve carried out their very own investigation.

“The police have notified us at the moment that, having reviewed and investigated, they’ve closed the crime report as they’ll discover no proof to assist the allegation of racial abuse.


“We totally assist Antonio Rudiger with the motion that he took – nevertheless there is no such thing as a proof to corroborate or contradict the allegation and as such neither ourselves nor the police are ready to take any additional motion.

“We’re fiercely pleased with our anti-racism work and our zero tolerance of any type of discrimination. That is one cause why we now have attributed a lot time and useful resource to investigating this matter.

“Had we recognized anybody responsible of this we have been intent on issuing them with a lifetime ban from our stadium as they’d don’t have any place amongst our proud, various fan base.

“If any new information comes to light, this will be fully investigated.”

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