Please get some basic education – Rudiger sends message to racists

Antonio Rudiger said "no to racism" and called on culprits to "get some basic education" after Chelsea's 2-0 win at Tottenham.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was the subject of alleged racist chants during the match against Tottenham Hotspur.   -  Getty Images

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger told those responsible for racism in football grounds to "get some basic education" after he was the victim of alleged abuse during Sunday's 2-0 Premier League win at Tottenham.

After Rudiger's involvement in an incident that saw Spurs forward Son Heung-min sent off during the second half, the Germany international told the match officials he had been targeted by apparent racism from the stands.

Between then and the end of the contest, an announcement made over the public address system at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium said: "Racist behaviour from spectators is interfering with the game."

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Blues head coach Frank Lampard confirmed Rudiger and Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta reported the matter to Premier League officials afterwards and the former Roma star posted a tweet to make his feeling clear.

"Biiiiiiig Wiiin!" Rudiger tweeted, following by the hashtags, "#NoToRacism #PleaseGetSomeBasicEducation #AlwaysBelieve #Hustle #cleansheet."

Speaking after the match, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho said: "I don't have much to say other than it's something that saddens me. I hate racism in society, I hate racism in football."

Tottenham versus Chelsea was the second high-profile fixture in the Premier League to be stained by alleged instances of racism this month.

On December 7, during the closing stages of Manchester United's 2-1 derby win at the Etihad Stadium, a Manchester City fan appeared to direct a monkey gesture towards Fred and Jesse Lingard.

Greater Manchester Police arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence after the incident. He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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