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Unproven Antonio Rudiger Allegations Boil Over As THFC Instruct Lawyers Over BBC Show Feat. David Baddiel
By Harry Hotspur -

This blog feels that it covered the Antonio Rudiger allegations of racism not just fairly, but also with fear or favour. Indeed, Tottenham Hotspur’s background of anti-Semitic abuse has placed the club’s supporters in a position where the moral high ground was ours to lose. This blogger’s own lived experience of being in crowds of Spurs fans that were hissed at and had coins hurled at them is quite real and quite sustained over many decades.

Today, Jewish News reveals that THFC are deeply concerned by a broadcast of The One Show that had Chelsea fan David Baddiel as a special guest, talking about Holocaust deniers.

The allegation by Chelsea footballer Antonio Rudiger that he was subjected to racist abuse at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium was made one month ago. Specifically that Spurs fan/s in the crowd near to the player were making monkey noises towards the Blues’ Captain.

The Chelsea captain made identical allegations in 2017, this time against Roma fans, allegations that, after closer investigation were dismissed due to lack of evidence.

Any allegations should be treated with complete seriousness and this letter sent to many of the parties involved was a credit to our fanbase, generally.

We raised the issue with Tottenham Hotspur FC, and the club’s lawyers are currently in touch with the BBC. While those discussions are ongoing we cannot make any further comment, but will update when we can.

Tottenham Hotspur said it would not be commenting on the ongoing discussions with the BBC when approached by PA [the Press Association].

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26 responses to “Unproven Antonio Rudiger Allegations Boil Over As THFC Instruct Lawyers Over BBC Show Feat. David Baddiel”

  1. Tappaspur says:

    Who’s not got a bit a “spurs in their step this morning.
    🎼 Can you feel it
    TOTTENHAM in the air toniiiight
    Oh spuuuurs
    I’ve waiting for this moment
    Arl my liiiife

  2. MrChickenHead says:

    COYFS!!! Lets have these slags!

  3. Tappaspur says:

    If Stevie b was a boxer he’d be smoking Joe Frazier. Strong. Big up all yard man. 😊

  4. East Stand says:

    Oxford United play nicer football than us right now…

    • Tappaspur says:

      Yeah but the manor ground was a dump and so is the new one😂. Blackbird leys. Who’s idea was that then😂 used to work up there. Lovely. Apart from blackbird leys😂 if you’re ever up there you gotta go see that massive shark that looks like it fell from the sea in the sky and landed on someone’s roof. It’s brilliant 😊

  5. Tappaspur says:

    Walter tull would be ashamed of him

  6. Spurs est1882 says:

    Ok – found a weird thing if you mention “the big man upstairs” or any reference to beings of the same nature your post gets under review similar to swearing.

    • Lilywhite without the II says:

      don’t think that’s H’s site; be careful what you say now, you may come down with the plague all of a sudden..👀

  7. Spurs est1882 says:

    Did a google – got an answer on to why we are upset, I am still struggling as to how this links with the holocaust, or why they chose us instead of say…City…where their fan got prosecuted, or perhaps Chelsea for the clearly audible hissing sounds last season…? If anything this story being covered on a holocaust special is actually almost disrespectful. Although the event itself was not entirely a persecution of Jews, but homosexuals (so perhaps cover the west ham fans or the Chelsea fans attack/abuse against Brighton?) – there seems to be a theme…west ham and Chelsea…yet it was an incident with no evidence despite a tonne of video footage that they chose to cover. So why? How about opposed to covering a mural that Chelsea put up, you cover the fact that post war it was Spurs that formed the safe haven for Jewish refugees? No?

  8. DannyG says:

    We have a moral responsibility to investigate but what can be done with no evidence? Perhaps there should be more surveillance by stewards or better tech to spot it going on. Sadly it seems like some football fans are stuck in the dark ages thinking this form of abuse is somehow acceptable. Prejudice is a scourge on a decent society, we should strive to drive it out.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      I think the issue here is even the fans in the vinicinity didn’t see or hear anything. So the suggestion is the player misheard, or worse.

      • DannyG says:

        A dangerous assumption we can’t be seen to be jumping to. No evidence doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

        • Spurs est1882 says:

          Very true, but on the same note, an accusation does not form proof and does not mean it did happen. Lack of evidence in modern interpretation with the amount of CCTV and eyes, plus the experts brought in would imply that it didn’t happen, but as you say, you cant prove something didn’t happen.
          I would say short of having a camera trained on every individual at all times, you will not get much better coverage than we currently have, so to imply the issue is with the coverage opposed to simple human error

          • DannyG says:

            Trying to pick up sounds the crowd makes from video footage must be very difficult if not impossible. I’m not surprised that the evidence was inconclusive. I don’t doubt that the sounds were made though. Far more likely than him making it up.

            • Spurs est1882 says:

              They had lip reading experts, and facial video. They didn’t say inconclusive, they said no evidence to support. I take things like this very seriously, people that are racist, sexist and all that junk need dealing with as extremely as possible, but evidence must support it. All too easy to accuse, hard to prove and even harder to shake the reputation regardless of proof or not.

  9. James McKevitt says:

    Didn’t see it but I think David is on record as saying he wants one of Spurs fan’s most famous chants banned, so I don’t think he’d be in our corner.

    • Spurs est1882 says:

      Baddiel hates us, and he hates the fact that he is a jewish fan of one of the most racist clubs in the country. so instead of looking at his club, he looks at ours, and says its not right that they are associated with his faith so intrinsically yet his club barely accept him.

  10. Spurs est1882 says:

    Sorry – don’t watch the one show – how are these 2 items linked?