Tottenham to take 'strongest possible action' over alleged racist abuse of Antonio Rudiger

Tottenham have launched a full investigation into alleged racist abuse aimed at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The Germany international informed his captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, that he had heard monkey chants coming from the crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, during the Blues’ 2-0 win over Spurs.

Tottenham insisted that any form of racism is not welcome in football, or in society.

It won’t be tolerated inside the stadium, and the club are now searching for guilty individuals.

Anybody that’s found to be launching racist abuse inside the ground will be subject to stadium bans, the club added.

A Tottenham statement read: “We are now conducting a thorough investigation which will include liaising with Chelsea and their players for their observations.

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After Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta informed Taylor of the chants, the referee immediately ran over to Mourinho, Frank Lampard and the fourth official to explain the situation.

The stadium announcer was forced to inform fans that “racist behaviour among spectators is interfering with the game” as per protocol.

Mourinho said that Spurs will be aiming to deal with the incident in-house.

“Someone told the ref about something,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.