Tot­ten­ham find no ev­i­dence of racism against Rudi­ger

The Punch - - SPORTS -

Tot­ten­ham say there is no ev­i­dence to sup­port al­le­ga­tions of racism from Spurs fans to­wards Chelsea’s An­to­nio Rudi­ger dur­ing their Pre­mier League en­counter on 22 De­cem­ber.

Play was stopped dur­ing Chelsea’s win at Tot­ten­ham af­ter Ger­man de­fender Rudi­ger said he heard mon­key noises.

A Spurs state­ment said the club and the Metropoli­tan Po­lice had “now ex­hausted all av­enues of in­ves­ti­ga­tion”.

Spurs added that the po­lice had closed the crime re­port on the mat­ter.

The Tot­ten­ham state­ment added: “We fully sup­port An­to­nio Rudi­ger with the ac­tion that he took - how­ever there is no ev­i­dence to cor­rob­o­rate or con­tra­dict the al­le­ga­tion and as such nei­ther our­selves nor the po­lice are in a po­si­tion to take any fur­ther ac­tion.”

A to­tal of six ar­rests were made fol­low­ing the match at the Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur Sta­dium as part of the Metropoli­tan Po­lice op­er­a­tion at the fix­ture, but none were linked to the in­ci­dent in­volv­ing Rudi­ger.

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