3 stadium racism announcement warnings during Spurs-Chelsea

December 22, 2019 - 1:31 pm

LONDON (AP) — Supporters at Tottenham's soccer game against London rival Chelsea were warned three times to stop racist abuse during unprecedented Premier League stadium announcements on Sunday.

The referee was implementing FIFA's protocol dealing with discrimination in games after appearing to receive complaints from the players.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger was seen around the 63rd minute indicating he had faced racist abuse, imitating a monkey gesture.

“Racist behavior from spectators is interfering with the game," the announcer said in a warning to fans. "Please remember that racism has no place in football.”

Chelsea won the game 2-0.


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