Chelsea’s win at Tottenham Hotspur was overshadowed by an incident of alleged racist abuse on Sunday.
The London derby was a heated battle and after Heung-Min Son was sent off for kicking out at Antonio Rudiger in the second half, it is alleged that Chelsea’s defender was subjected to racist abuse by someone in the home end.
It is alleged that Rudiger was subjected to monkey chants by someone in the home end of the stadium, as the Chelsea player then told his captain Cesar Azpilicueta who pulled referee Anthony Taylor to one side.
"We start a new decade in a few days, and the old stain of racism in football continues to come with us".
Rebecca Lowe and Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe have an honest discussion about racism after the Spurs Chelsea match. pic.twitter.com/KVV8ajnA4C
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) December 22, 2019
Players from both teams then made a complaint to the officials about the incident, and then three announcements were made over the PA system to warn supporters that “racist behavior from spectators is interfering with the game.”
The announcements were made in the 74th, 83rd and 93rd minutes as part of the Premier League protocol.
A third racism warning over Spurs stadium speakers – the game should have been stopped and players taken off pic.twitter.com/Yi7FdpoU4y
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) December 22, 2019