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Rudiger Made Identical Allegations In Italy Charges Were Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence
By Harry Hotspur -

Antonio Rudiger is no stranger to believing he was racially abused by opposition football fans.

In this report from BBC dated November 18th 2017, Antonio made identical allegations of offensive monkey chants being aimed at him in a Chelsea game versus Roma.

UEFA went to initially charge the Italians, but the BBC confirmed that the charge was later dropped to lack of evidence.

One can draw no hard and fast conclusions from this report; it remains the case that in very noisy and packed stadiums, trying to pinpoint offensive individuals can prove incredibly difficult.

Any allegations of racism must be investigated fully by all the relevant authorities to the fullest extent, irrespective of the volume of evidence to hand.

At this stage, any mobile phone video footage from fans at the Spurs versus Chelsea game has yet to emerge online, however this could merely indicate that it has been passed directly to the police, who are of course investigating the allegation.

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8 responses to “Rudiger Made Identical Allegations In Italy Charges Were Dropped Due To Lack Of Evidence”

  1. Ryan Campbell says:

    The most frustrating part of this is how the media reports it all as FACT. Rudiger did the same exact thing against Roma and as in this case there was NO evidence that it happened. Watch the game again and look at how Rudiger reacts. He honestly wanted them to stop the game over a noise he heard. The guy is crazy. He’s simply hearing things that aren’t happening.

  2. coys1882 says:

    Despite a predictable orgy of self-righteous, virtue signalling, indignation, from the media and the PFA, there is not one shred of evidence that a Spurs supporter made ‘monkey noises’ at Rudiger, as alleged by him.

    Yes, the play acting t*sser was relentlessly booed, for his part in getting Son sent off and the sound of booing is manifestly not dissimilar to the simulation of a ‘monkey noise’. However, as yet, there is no verifiable evidence of the offence and his allegation wasn’t corroborated by any other player, even among his own team mates.

    Let us hope that once Spurs fans are exonerated from such a despicable allegation,
    which I believe we will be, this ham actor, apology for a professional footballer, will offer a profound grovelling apology to the fans he has so gratuitously slandered.

  3. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    This is a dangerous precident being set, partly by UEFAs ludicrous new protocol. It’s always been predictable there’s nothing to this, this player and others are given a power to stop a whole match at their whim, which in this case looks like to be trying to take the attention away from the player being a diving cheat. That or part of a wider agenda. This protocol only mocks the players from a bygone era who had to deal with real racism. If anything happens in a Premier league stadium nowadays it’s one idiot at the very worst and to hand the power back to the idiot in a crowd is lunacy. I urge anybody if you think there’s a racism problem in modern top level football, just try and get away with it at a Prem stadium….see how far you get. If the surrounding fans don’t throw you out then the stewards will. This is media driven and totally ridiculous.

    • coys1882 says:

      Your point is entirely correct. The UEFA protocol is utterly ludicrous if it is applied solely to the actions of an individual racist fan and it sets up all kinds of dangerous precedents.

      The Rudiger incident is an excellent illustration of this point, whereby a play-acting, bad sportsman, calls attention to an alleged racist incident, which then causes play to be stopped and the attention gets deflected from his bad sportsmanship, foul play, etc and onto the fans of the other team, to the detriment of that team.

      It also raises the spectre of individual opposing fans, dressing up in home shirts and then simulating racist acts in order to get a game stopped. A supporter ‘taking one for the team’ if you like. Far-fetched? Maybe, but I am not so sure, as the current protocol gives the opportunity for a few nutters to ‘try it on’.

      In my opinion the UEFA warning sanction/protocol regarding game suspension should only be enacted where there is clear and obvious racist behaviour from a segment of the crowd, like with the England game in Bulgaria.

      Even then I don’t really like the ultimate (in game) sanction whereby the game could be abandoned, as it just panders to and empowers the racists. With Bulgaria losing 6-0, for example, what was to stop a section of fans from repeating the incident to get the game abandoned? At that point they had nothing to lose.

  4. inspuration says:

    I was sitting on the shelf right above where this tool and his play acting got Sonny sent off. I was sitting next to an afro carribean guy and whilst we heard lots and lots of booing and abuse ( thoroughly deserved imo) and some half-wits throwing stuff on the pitch, we heard no monkey chanting. We thought that the reason the ref held the game up was for the things thrown on the pitch.

  5. EssexSpur says:

    I am sure people were making ‘booing’ noises for his outrageous play acting, maybe he mistook that for monkey noises?